Can my daughter get to date a 16 yr old boy? she is 13 but really mature.

Kirstin K - posted on 04/21/2015 ( 23 moms have responded )

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my daughter is super mature, her an this boy have been talking for about a year. she is 13

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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 04/23/2015

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There's a little thing called age of consent, Haylin, which is violated in this case because no state has set age of consent at 13.

Dove - posted on 04/23/2015

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Incorrect Haylin.... dating is not illegal, but dating CAN lead to sex and no state (to my knowledge... there may be one or two) has the age of consent under 16... meaning if they have sex and it is prosecuted... this 16 year old kid could carry the label of sex offender around for the rest of his life.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 04/23/2015

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I'm sorry to hear the overload, Dove! Hang in there...sending you mental strength,...

Dove - posted on 04/23/2015

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It's a different it... doesn't that count? lol I need a distraction... I'm on anxiety overload today. ;)

Dove - posted on 04/23/2015

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If you spank at 13 you are going to have a lot more issues than her dating....

Raye - posted on 04/21/2015

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I was a "mature" 13 year old, or so I thought. In hindsight, I was very stupid. Give it time. At 13, you should not be in any hurry to date.

Sarah - posted on 04/21/2015

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Think about the grade spread here as well; a 10th grader seeking the company of a 7th grader? Ick.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 04/21/2015

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Who's the parent here? You, or your 13 YO???

What does your COMMON SENSE tell you?

IMO, no 16 YO needs to be asking a 13 YO out. He needs to stick with his peer group, as does she.

I'm getting a strong sense of "I'm really a 13 YO, but I've purposely logged into a parenting website to try to get validation for telling my mom I want to date a 16 YO"...

Sarah - posted on 04/21/2015

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While three years may not seem a great difference, at 13 and 16 is is a huge difference. No matter how mature your 13 yo is IMO she is too young to date. Period.

Sarah - posted on 04/21/2015

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This question sounds really familiar. Search the past posts and you will find a whole thread about why this is not a good idea.

Dove - posted on 04/21/2015

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A child of 13 has no business dating... no matter how mature they are... and most certainly NOT someone 3 years older. Spending time w/ him (and other friends) that is well supervised is fine, but 'dating'? Hell no.

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