My daughter Clare is 18 and a freshman away at college.Over the years she has had crushes on boys and during her junior and senior years of high school had one boy she was very close with whom she wanted to date.When I was 15, I was dating a 28-year-old (cue gasping).Looking back at that relationship now, seven years later, there are so many things I wish someone had told me before I decided to become the Lolita to this guy’s Humbert².
Our daughter still lives with us (and her 17-year-old brother) but frequently spends the night with this man.
This is a sticky issue, and one that has many Circle of Moms members split over what's acceptable and what's not.
Others maintain that even a one-year age gap should be strictly forbidden in the teen-dating arena.
If he was ignoring her, she was depressed, missing class, consumed with anxiety.
If there's one thing that causes parents of teens stress, it's their adolescents' romantic relationships. says what's causing her the most angst is the fact that her 16-year-old daughter wants to date an 18-year-old. Some say maturity and compatibility will take care of all differences.