14 and chaperoned date??
I'm a mom of a 14 year old daughter and the wife of an overly protective husband. My daughter has being "going out" with a boy for a good year. I know...young, but he's really a great kid. In fact, he first kissed her on the cheek when she was in kindergarten, which was cute at the time....but I didn't realize it would turn into this! Anyway, I'm considering allowing them to go to the mall and hang out and then to a movie. Here's the catch...I will be along, as well as her younger brother. I'm desperateto convince her dad to come too...but as I said, he's over protective and doesn't agree with it. I 've allowed him to call most of the shots over the last year, but now I'm growing tired of him not letting her go anywhere, including boy/girl parties when this boy is there. Part of it is that I grew up with a very strict father who didn't allow me to do much of anything growing up, and although I wasn't horrible kid, I did things behind his back that he didn't know about. And how I hated him when I was in high school!! I just don't want the same to happen with our daughter. What's everyone's input on this?? Am I allowing something that I shouldn't??