It's bound to happen. Your teen starts dating someone that you don't approve of. In fact, it is a classic dilemma almost every parent will face at one point in their life. But how do you handle this situation? Or, do you keep your feelings to yourself? This situation is one that will require much consideration—and very careful word choices—when you do bring it up.
What to Do When You Don't Like Who Your Teen Is Dating
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Get the best NJ events, festivals, concerts and activities for families delivered straight to your inbox. The transition to dating can be emotional not only for her, but also for you. And it can be even harder if the guy she has her eye on is older. A year-old dating a year-old might be perfectly innocent but those who counsel adolescents warn that an age difference as little as three years can be cause for concern.
How to Prevent Your Teen Daughter from Dating a Much Older Man
Dating older men is not a new trend see: any red carpet event in the past few decades. But when it comes to teen dating, the stakes are high. Many of us say when it comes to how old we are, age is just a number. But when it comes to who our teenage daughters are dating, and who they fall in love with, let's be honest, age does matter.
It's certainly not uncommon for a woman to prefer dating older men, and vice versa. If your daughter is one of many women who are drawn to older men, there may be little you can do about it. The action you take depends on your daughter's individual circumstances. Before you start nagging your daughter about dating older men, take a moment to consider why it bothers you so much.