Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

Am i wrong?

my 14 year old has her first official boyfriend. my mother thinks my rules for this relationship are a bit strict, but shes 14. my rules are
1) physical contact is limited to hand holding and hugging hello and goodbye.
2) dates must not be unchaperoned. they must be chaperoned either by me or my designated chaperone or his parents (or other designated chaperone)
3) phone conversations must be limited to 30 mins and take place within my hearing and i get to read all incoming and outgoing texts.

shes 14 but looks like shes 18 or older she has definitely developed a womans body. are my rules too strict for my just turned 14 year old?

Answer Question
 
elananme

Asked by elananme at 3:44 PM on Nov. 13, 2013 in Teens (13-17)

Level 12 (881 Credits)
Answers (20)
  • ps if you think these are too strict what do you think would be a better compromise
    elananme

    Comment by elananme (original poster) at 3:44 PM on Nov. 13, 2013

  • I think they are fine, your daughter your rules.

    I don't even know if I would allow my 14 yr to have a boyfriend...lol But I only have a son.
    tntmom1027

    Answer by tntmom1027 at 3:50 PM on Nov. 13, 2013

  • 14 year olds don't date chaperoned or not, this is what is wrong with teens today. Too much adult like freedom too soon.

    They can text, and then talk at school and see each other at school functions if they go. They do not need more than that. if they go tot the skating rink fine stuff like that.

    No way would I take my 14 year old to a movie and call it a date.
    luvmygrandgirl

    Answer by luvmygrandgirl at 3:51 PM on Nov. 13, 2013

  • sounds good!
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 4:05 PM on Nov. 13, 2013

  • Those are the rules for my 14 year old son. I don't think it is too strict. There is no way in hell that I want a grandbaby in the next five years.
    SleepingBeautee

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 4:14 PM on Nov. 13, 2013

  • My rules were at 16 but these look just fine to me.
    Dardenella

    Answer by Dardenella at 4:30 PM on Nov. 13, 2013

  • Sounds good to me. How old is the boy??
    ILovemyPaulie

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 5:15 PM on Nov. 13, 2013

  • She's lucky she's allowed to date at 14. I think your rules are very reasonable.
    mrsmom110

    Answer by mrsmom110 at 5:48 PM on Nov. 13, 2013

  • Your rules are not strict enough. My girls couldn't date tell they where 18.
    louise2

    Answer by louise2 at 6:36 PM on Nov. 13, 2013

  • My son won't be dating at 14. Since you are letting her date I think your rules are fine.
    kmath

    Answer by kmath at 7:19 PM on Nov. 13, 2013

Join CafeMom now to contribute your answer and become part of our community. It's free and takes just a minute.
close Join now to connect to
other members!
Connect with Facebook or Sign Up Using Email

Already Joined? LOG IN