Lara - posted on 03/05/2015 ( 3 moms have responded )
So my daughter is a sophomore in high school and she has a friend who's in university that is 21 and she's also female. She invited my daughter and also her college-university friends to a party and my daughter is DESPERATE to go. Except, I'm a bit worried. I'm really happy that my child got invited to an outside of school activity, I'm just not so sure if I should let her go along with a group of young adults in partying! My daughter has never done drugs or smoked, and always stayed out of trouble and been a good girl ever since she was borned! She's fifteen, not eighteen. Yes, there are pros and cons to this. They might try to get my child to do drugs and alcohol. I gave her a little more freedom to have a phone, to the mall ever since she turned 15 but she's still a MINOR and I don't want her to go on with the sneaking out at night, drinking, and adult business that are not appropriate for her age yet! I don't know how I should talk to her about this....I've met her friend before and she seems very polite and outgoing. I have a 'worry' about her going out with 18-22 year olds but she just tells me that I'm paranoid. I MIGHT be, but it's my job to protect her! So is it okay for her to party with grown-ups and constantly hanging out with them? I'm glad that she also has friends who care about her and include her and treat her respectfully, but there's a risk that she may be exposed to many "grown-up games". Ideas?!