boundaries for my 18 year old daughter who has a new boyfriend

Cyryline - posted on 08/14/2014 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My 18 year old daughter has a new boyfriend and his parents have no problem with her sleeping over but I do. I think it is disrespectful. She thinks she is old enough to do it if it makes her happy. Your comments please.

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Rachel - posted on 08/14/2014

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Hello,

18 is a very strange age because while you are legally responsible for yourself, you are often not able to do as you please due to financial constraints and sometimes not being ready to go out on your own.

My daughter is just a baby but I remember being 18 and honestly, I did what I wanted just not in the best environments (mostly in the car). My husband and I decided that we would want to allow our daughter to have partners over night bc I would prefer it if she was safe and having sex than having sex in a random place that could potentially get her arrested.
Also, having an open mind about your daughter's sexuality will allow her to talk to you about things that she might be thinking about. Wouldn't you prefer to be the one to impart sexuality knowledge as opposed to the internet?

I would recommend checking out the Sex-Positive Parenting movement: http://thesexpositiveparent.com/about/wh...

Good luck!

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