My DH likes to play devils' advocate with questions like these, so I thought I'd throw this one out here for responses. We don't really like or trust said BF, think she can do boatloads better!! (She's trustworthy so far, and so are her girlfriends...don't know why she sticks w/this guy)Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 9:24 AM on Oct. 15, 2009 in Teens (13-17)
Answer by older at 9:32 AM on Oct. 15, 2009
Several things come in to play. We have new laws that only allow teens to drive during specified times and with no passengers the first 6 months. Provisional lic. for a yr after that. Other than legal requirements..basically you trust until they give you reason not to trust. Afternoon outings first. Everyone gets home accident and drug free..you move to eveings. I am the Mom of boys so I can only give you that perspective. What I do know is most of the girls my oldest son dated were not allowed to one on one date until their Senior yr. Parents insisted it be at least 2 couples. The reality though..kids are going to do what they're going to do regardless. Trust your instincts and your daughter. Make a contract with her about getting in a car with ppl under the influence.. Here is a link to SADD
Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 9:44 AM on Oct. 15, 2009
Answer by Gailll at 9:58 AM on Oct. 15, 2009
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Answer by incarnita at 5:56 PM on Oct. 15, 2009
Answer by sailorwifenmom at 12:20 AM on Oct. 16, 2009
Grn Eyed and I must live in the same state and I also did the SADD contract with the added warning since we bought the car it would be sold in a snap or given to a cousin if they drank and drove.So far one safely out of college(not really safe he deployed to Afghan last week) and our daughter in college and two more boys to go.As far as the dating she could ride with her bfs with prior approval, follow the rules warnings etc..I am able to volunteer at all the schools so I had usually met him a couple of times before they even went out.As has been said they grow up and it's hard to let go.You have to have Gumby arms.Good luck ,yall are on top of things.
Answer by drfink at 1:23 AM on Oct. 16, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 9:40 AM on Oct. 16, 2009
Next question overall
How old was your child when you let him/her sit in the front seat?