My oldest of four just turned 15 yesterday. I gave her $100 and a brand new, upgraded cell phone. She deserved it. She's a great kid, great student, she's really holding her own (all A's and B's) at one of the most prestigious schools in Pennsylvania. At the same time, she's a teen and getting into boys. I too, was the "Good" girl at her age. My friends parents had no idea I was the mastermind behind the bad things that got them into trouble. I was SO sneaky. Which got me pregnant with her @15 and having her @ 16. I'm FRANTIC right now! She's at that age! We have a good line of communication and we talk a lot. But lately she's been shutting me out. Talking very little, or not at all. Coming home and staying in her room until dinner, then back to her room until bed time. I've been told this is normal teen behavior, but how can I be sure? She resents me for not letting her have a boyfriend; all her friends do. Should I let up?
Answer by wallmom1 at 4:46 PM on Feb. 21, 2010
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Answer by Anonymous at 7:14 PM on Feb. 20, 2010
Make sure she understands safe sex and birth control. She could just be feeling depressed or insecure and is isolating herself. If I had to draw a broad line in the sand, I say 17 as long as they were in a healthy, safe, and respectful relationship ( I know others will disagree but I'm being realistic).
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