My daughter has been "friends" with a guy from school, she is only 14 and he is 18. She finally admitted they are "dating" this morning when she found out the next step we are taking for her getting failing grades (this has been an on going process all year). I wish I had been able to see her face when I told her that her step-dad and I already KNEW they were boyfriend and girlfirend.That was followed up with me explaining that it doesn't count as dating when they have never really been on a date except for on school dance at the beginning of the school year. I have to laugh or else I would cry!
Her dad knew she was friends with a boy from school name Austin, but didn't realize that he was 18. I find the secrecy part scary, she has been keeping secrets (or so she thinks) all school year. Both her dad and I have always told her to come to us with he truth and punishments will not be as severe and that she could talk to us about anything. Her step-mom and my husband have also told her the same. I don't get why she thinks we will react so badly if she were to just come to us and discuss things.
I soooooooo wish dealing with teens was at least a little easier!