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BREAK UP OR NOT?

My 14 year old daughter came home from school today and told me that her friend's boyfriend is a senior turned 18 today, but her friend is only 14 (a freshman).My question is because of the boyfriends birthday would you make your child break up with him or would you let them stay together?

 
Texan1993

Asked by Texan1993 at 9:34 PM on Jan. 14, 2010 in Teens (13-17)

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  • I wouldn't. Then again most of the guys I was interested in (and hung out with) were about 18 when I was 14. As long as they aren't having sex there is nothing to worry about.
    purpleducky

    Answer by purpleducky at 12:28 PM on Jan. 16, 2010

  • nope
    that would be a decision that would have to be made ahead of time, not after they have been dating make them break up b/c he had a b day that seems kinda cruel
    mommymeg03

    Answer by mommymeg03 at 9:39 PM on Jan. 14, 2010

  • It wouldnt be allowed to happen BUT if it did. I wouldnt let her go out alone with him. 14 year olds and 18 year olds have different levels of fun and maturity...This is totally an example not insinuating anything about your daughters friend.....Because of the age difference she could say that he raped her and his life is over. Thats an extreme chance, but worse things have happened.
    armywife2009101

    Answer by armywife2009101 at 9:44 PM on Jan. 14, 2010

  • He should break up with her for the simple fact that he could get in trouble for having relations with an underaged girl. He would have to always register as a sex offender and would be totally ruined. It's just probably not a good idea for them to be together imo.
    lowencope

    Answer by lowencope at 9:52 PM on Jan. 14, 2010

  • i was 15 when my bf turned 18... 15 years later we are still together. Happily married for 10+ years. I know, we are an exception but ya never know!
    Mel_in_PHX

    Answer by Mel_in_PHX at 10:00 PM on Jan. 14, 2010

  • I would not let a fourteen year old date.
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 7:45 AM on Jan. 15, 2010

  • what why is an 18 yr interested in a 14 yr old that bothers me
    mom198005

    Answer by mom198005 at 9:23 AM on Jan. 15, 2010

  • I wouldn't have allowed them to be dating before this birthday either. At that age, 4 years is too big of an age difference.
    ceallaigh

    Answer by ceallaigh at 5:23 PM on Jan. 16, 2010

  • a 14 yr old should not be dating a 17-18 yr old....... the child should be on a soccer team or something...
    why would a parent EVER be okay with this, even if he WAS 17 yesterday...?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:49 PM on Jan. 17, 2010

  • ........if they still want to date after she turns 18, then so be it... but until then, my 14 yr old would NOT be seeing a kid 16 +....
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:50 PM on Jan. 17, 2010

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