My son has a girlfriend

Bella - posted on 11/08/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )




My son who is almost 13 just got a girlfriend. I am having a hard time with this because I'm afraid something could happen. It has been 2 weeks and he has kept up wit his schoolwork and everything but I'm still worried. What do I do.


Jessica - posted on 11/08/2013




What are you afraid will happen? Do you think he will engage in sexual activities? If so, what makes you think this?

Obviously, I don't know your son, but as a teacher of children this age, I see kids in 'relationships' all the time. I'm not saying it's right as such, but it's really harmless MOST of the time. Sometimes it isn't of course, but that tends to only be with children who don't communicate with their parents very well or who have parents that do not care to keep watch over their children.

I think the most that will happen is that he will run up a big cell phone bill with text messages and he might try and kiss her.

I would make sure that when they are together, they are in your supervision. Invite her over maybe - with some of his other friends. Do not leave them alone and, unless you know HER parents well and trust not let him go to her house.

Chances are this will last up to 3 months and nothing will come of it. Try to think of this is merely 'training'...and make it a positive experience. Welcome her and talk about her to him. If you make it negative - he will only continue to see her but will try to keep info from you as much as possible.

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