Hi, am single mom of 2 teens, 15 & 20, my daughter who is 15 has a boyfriend, i feel like this will interfere with her studies and that this relationship might break her heart. Pls advise

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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 12/19/2012

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She has to start sometime, Lylian, and at some point in life, she will get her heart broken, just like we all have. It's called growing up. The experiences all combine to make you the adult that you are today.

As far as it interfering with her studies, that will only happen if you don't set rules and boundaries, and enforce them.

You cannot keep her under your thumb her entire life. She needs to experience life, and 15 or so is about the right age for them to start things like dating, etc. I take it your 20 yo saved the social life aspect until they were an adult?

Michelle - posted on 12/19/2012

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First off as far as her studies are concerned sit her down and explain to her that if her grades start to slide boyfriend has to go. This way she will keep working hard to maintain the relationship. As for getting her heart broke sure that is going to happen many times over before she finds mister right be there for her hug her listen to her and help learn and grow from the experience love and loss are all part of life.

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Lylian - posted on 12/19/2012

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Thanks so much Shawn, very encouraging advise am sure with this kind of approach i see light at the end of the tunnel, will always give my love n support to both my kids irrespective of any situation.

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