My daughter is almost 11. She is a very bright, responsible, motivated child and student. We have a very open and honest relationship and I have a HUGE amount of trust in her. With that being said, she has a best friend who is just a few month younger that has a 13 year old boyfriend! I recently caught the two of them kissing. When I told the mom she didn't really do anything about it. I would have FREAKED! Now I feel like I want to really restrict the relationship between my daughter and her friend. I feel bad because I don't want to "punish" my daugther for something she didn't do but I worry about the things she could pick-up from her friend. However, I feel a mild responsibility for trying to be a good example and role model for this other girl because her home life is a little chaotic, in my opinion. I have talked to my daughter about boys and about finding them kissing and how our family is not okay with it. We talked about our family values and our religious views. She is a good girl....I just want her to stay that way. I am overly protective and aware as I got pregnant with her at just 16. It's the last thing I want for her so I always want her to KNOW in her head and heart that she is worth waiting for regardless of what her friends are doing. Anyone else dealing with the balance between the values you are trying to teach your kids and the trampy world around us?
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