Teen Dating

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Help! Out son has been easy going until this last year and now has been bitten by the love bug. But the girl is not a good choice. Bad habits and reputation. she actually does not want to date him but wants him around all the time. He has asked her to go steady (what ever they call it these days) on three occasions and she said no. He is obsessed and has started to lose self worth and make bad decisions.

The problem is obvious - but we had talked with both of them that this relationship is not healthy and we do not want them seeing each other. That has led to rebellion and basically they have both said they will do what they want.

He is 17 but we are the parents. How do we regain control?


Jodi - posted on 03/19/2015




You don't regain control. You can't actually control who your child cares for, and by trying to control that, you will make things worse (which it appears you have). He may only be 17 and you are the parents, but at this age, trying to control his love life is not going to end well.

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