We began joking that we needed to hide the bunnies!

I worried about it and wondered what I should say to him. I was supposed to meet her afterschool by the back door, but I was late.

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In this area I suppose it helped that his siblings kept telling him that his girlfriend was mean and sort of scary; at least I wasn’t the only one.

The final straw came when I picked him up from school one day and saw Glenn scowling standing with her back deliberately turned to my son.

One son was dating a girl for a short time who said that for Christmas she didn’t want a present. Yes, that means what you think it can not possibly mean. In talking with my friends who are also mothers of teenage boys, this is not uncommon.

After I recovered from my shock and fantasies of driving over to her house and breaking both of her legs in the hopes that she’d be encased in a full body cast and therefore desiring a more appropriate present, my son revealed that he just wasn’t interested in doing that with her. Every single one of them has stories of girls being the pushy and demanding ones, not just in a sexual way, but in a controlling, bordering on stalking way. My son called her when we got home and “broke up” with her.

I don’t think it is acceptable behavior for either sex. We hadn’t even pulled out of the school driveway when my phone rang. I haven’t called her mother, but wonder if I still should. Has it really changed in the past couple of decades? If I had teenage daughters would I be seeing it from a completely different perspective?

My 13 year old son had a girlfriend for a few months, let’s call her Glenn. Along the lines of, Then they reached the place of being intrusive. I would want to know if my child was behaving that way.

Try to be open to discussing it, rather than lecturing them.

You want them to listen to your opinion, yet at the same time feel they are making up their own mind.

Dating is a time of social experimentation for teens.

It’s a time to test out which type of partners appeal to them, and how they can negotiate a romantic relationship.

By high school, kids are more likely to develop serious romantic attachments.