OT - teenagers and dating
Well, sort of off topic.
When I was growing up, the rule was you were not allowed to date until you were 16. Not 14. Not 15. Not 15.75. Not 2 days before your 16th birthday. SIXTEEN. Period. Dot. NO exceptions. Sure, we could (and did) have boyfriends/girlfriends in school. We ate lunch together, walked home together (if we lived close), talked on the phone (no longer than 30 minutes - landline!!). But we did not go OUT on dates until we were 16.
In the 'Ho house, you can date/fornicate at 14. BioHo is A-Okay with that. In fact, she's more than willing to play chauffeur (and make totally inappropriate, double-entendre comments while doing so) or just let her children spend time alone in their bedrooms (doors CLOSED) with their bf/gf.
PigPen is 15. His girlfriend is 15. And this is the part that kills me... HER parents don't like her dating. WTF?? So.... don't let your daughter date!!!
Since when does a CHILD (15, lives at homes, should have rules/chores/etc) dictate to the parent WHEN he/she/it can date or do other things?? Had I, at 15 (or any other under-18-living-at-home-age) TOLD my parents that *I* was flouting their rules and doing what *I* wanted, I would have been grounded until I moved out!!
I'm not entirely sure that it's the girl's parents objecting to her dating (while doing NOTHING about it) or objecting - in a roundabout way - to her dating PigPen (again, while doing nothing about it). Either way, they can put the kibosh on it.
WTF do parents refuse to parent these days?? :?