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I went through a lot with my now 18 year old daughter regarding boys...it was all the time and she would get very serious and emotional to the point of talking about suicide. Tore up the household, and my son saw some of it. Now she is at college and doing fine. But, now my son is interested in girls...well, they were interested in him first, but he is smart, funny, athletic and handsome..so loving the attention. He's on girlfriend #2, and just starting high school..all honors courses. He is a big teddy bear, and lokes to make people happy and laugh..and we do have a great relationship, he is very polite. We have discussed dating with him, and his dad and I agree that no one on one dating one until 16. They have gone to the movies, and he's had her here with a group of friends, and gone to friend's parties together. We know everyone (not her family at all, tho) So, he wants to "hang out" this weekend, just the 2 of them. I was not happy with this "hanging out" thing and initially said so and no you can't hang out unless you invite some other friends, or go to the mall, bowling etc. So, my DH, upon arriving home from work and running out the door to his HS reunion says, "why don't we have a little bbq, or plan something?" I asked if we could talk about it just he and I and he continues to blather before running off. Pissed me off as he just waltzed in on the conversation. I do like his GF, she's you know, giggly, seems to be mature enough, but not in a too mature way...if you know what I mean. He practically had tears on his eyes while he was trying to get me to agree to the one on one thing. SO...how do you define "dating" ...and what do you do/allow when your teen wants to "hang out"?? I don't want to "not let him grow up", but I also don't want a repeat of his sister's behavior.Answer Question
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