If you are unsure of how to begin such a conversation, use everyday situations as an icebreaker.Use examples on TV or a teen's pregnancy to start a discussion.
It’s hard to definitively say why this is, but the general belief is that mom is often considered the primary caretaker and is thus expected to maintain the status quo.
Socializing with your kids included is a good way to approach the social scene.
Our 15-1/2 year-old daughter wants to date an almost 18-year-old boy. While your daughter’s desire to date an older boy may not match your view of whom she should date, short of keeping her home and removing her access to technology, you’re unlikely to block her from being in contact with him.
How do we keep explaining to her the differences of their ages? Age may be one such factor, but hopefully so will things like respect, support, safety, and communication.
Once you’ve clarified your own concerns, find a calm time to discuss them with your daughter.