Alyson - posted on 02/18/2015 ( 5 moms have responded )
My daughter just turned 13 this month, and I recently found out that she is ''talking'' to a 17 year old boy. I found out because I looked through her phone and saw messages between them. They met through social media and he lives in the same state but a different city. She says that they are just friends, but in the messages they were calling each other babe/baby. I don't know how serious it is, but I want to know what should I do about this?
My daughter is a very pretty, mature young lady. But I feel like talking to a 17 year old at her age is not appropriate. She's in 8th grade, he's a senior in high school. Even though she is mature, 13 is just too inexperienced to be in a serious relationship, especially with an older boy. I had my daughter when I was 15, and the decisions that I made at that age I wouldn't EVER want her to make them. I get that girls at her age will be interested in boys and feel that having a boyfriend is a normal teen thing, but dating an older guy rushes your growth. I don't have a problem with my daughter talking to a boy or developing an interest in a boy, but someone in her age and maturity range, not an almost legal adult. I try to have an open relationship with my daughter and let her be her own person. Am I overreacting?