Dating

Amy - posted on 04/18/2016 ( 1 mom has responded )

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I have told my daughter 15 is to young to date. When she turns 16 we can talk. School is the most important thing in her life right now. She won't listen plus I can't keep her off her phone. She has be on it 24/7. We found messages that were VERY inappropriate and found out that she was dating 3 different boys. So we took her phone and the money we gave her to get her hair done($90) and now she wants to run away and she hates life and me. What am I supposed to do. I guess my question really is, am I doing the right thing??????

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Robin - posted on 04/22/2016

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I had a similar problem with my daughter. She will be 16 in a week and problems started when she was 14 1/2. She was boy crazy and we found some inappropriate things on her ipod. I had to listen to her tell me that she hated me and I was ruining her life, etc. and that she's moving out as soon as she turns 18. It's hard to hear your daughter say those words but you're doing the right thing. I allowed my daughter to "date" when she was 15 and it was a mistake. She thinks she's in love with the boy and he has broken up with her 3 times and now he's back again. I think 15 is too young but it seems like kids are "dating" at a much younger age. Doesn't mean every girl is ready at 15. Just be there for her and she will eventually understand and may even thank you. My daughter tweeted something last week about how we had a deep conversation and that she actually enjoyed it. I've had to bite my tongue sometimes when I want to "lecture" her but I've learned to count to 10 before I respond and I try not to sound judgemental. Good luck. It does get better.

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