Parents choice of course, get involved early, or dont get involved early.I personally think it's the difference of night and day in responsible young adults. You wait too long, and you are truly in for a fight.I can't think of one who was told they Couldn't date, they just assumed it. If they're being forced to cover it up and aren't able to discuss things openly with their parents it sets them up for disaster.lmao! I was going about my work just now and the thought crossed my mind that if they ended up pregnant then maybe their parents were right, they weren't ready for dating. I get what you are saying though- parents need to know who their kids are and that doesn't happen often enough these days.
When the man turns 18 it is by textbook law, statutory rape for him to have sex with his girlfriend who is still 17..only one year difference.I know 99% (or close to it) about my son's life currently, even his personal one, all his friends names, girlfriends, ex's, etc; as much of it as I can and I don't lie to him, sugar coat, or BS him for any reason either..He can know anything he asks because it is important to be completely open and hones as well. Are you hanging out at high schools on the hood of your trans am at 3 pm asking every girl that walks by "what up..18?There are also lots of destructive "lessons" being taught to the teens, by self-deluding twenty-etceteras.
Communication is the key, and if you haven't got a good start before they're teens then you are in for a fight.