My dd was 16 the first time she dated. No she didn't have to, but she wanted to. I had a hard time with it too, but there are rules, I must meet the boy, he must come in to get her, none of this texting "i"m here", I need to know where your going, and when you will be back. Now, some may think that is a bit much, some will have more rules. But for us this works. She doesn't date often, has a lot of friends and most times does things in groups. But any boy that is "interested" in her has to spend some time here and let us get to know him. Her job is a good thing, but now is the time to talk to her about EVERYTHING!! It is very hard to let go of our girls, but we do have to trust that we did the right thing in raising them and that they will do the right thing.
at 4:30 PM on Jun. 16, 2010