My 12 yr old son is dating a 16 yr old girl, should I split them up?

Lisa - posted on 07/05/2011 ( 6 moms have responded )

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My son is'nt doing very well in school, his latest report was'nt very good. I want him to focus on his school work and get his grades up. He has been dating a 16yr old girl for about the last month or so, they really dont see each other outside of school. They communicate thru texts, calls and facebook etc. I recently saw his facebook messages with this girl, telling him she loved him, and did he love her, and I'm thinking this girl is far too old and mature for him, and he doesnt need this emotional stuff at 12. How do I split them up without the girls feelings getting hurt?

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Katherine - posted on 07/05/2011

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I don't know but that is really inappropriate. I would definitely split them up. The only problem is that they could rebel against it and get sneaky. I would talk to her parents and devise a plan.....

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Christy - posted on 07/07/2011

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OMG! FORBID him to see her, period. Take texting off his phone, monitor his FB page or take it away from him all together. He is only 12 and the difference btwn 12 and 16, regardless of gender, is too much.

Lisa - posted on 07/05/2011

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Im not saying her feelings trump my sons. He is'nt fussed about going out with her at all. And his interests do come first above all else. I do believe that he shouldnt be dating at 12, and this is a rule Im going to enforce. I dont think he would break that rule, cos he is very obedient when it comes to rules.

JuLeah - posted on 07/05/2011

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I am not sure why the girls feelings trump your sons well being .... he is 12 and NO one at 12 ought to be dating

Tamara - posted on 07/05/2011

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My fear would be that she is playing him and then he is the one ending up getting hurt.

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