Before you start nagging your daughter about dating older men, take a moment to consider why it bothers you so much.If your daughter is 18 or older, she is an adult and entitled to make her own decisions about who she dates.
Even if intercourse has not occurred, you may have concerns that an older man is trying to take advantage of your teenage daughter. Be honest with her about your own experiences and aim to have a two-way conversation, instead of lecturing her, advises the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy.
In this case, it is your responsibility as her mother to try to put a stop to the relationship. Establish rules and curfews and explain to your daughter that these are in her best interests.
Seth Myers in his article "Dating Someone Older -- Criteria for a Successful Relationship," for e Harmony.
Take a step back and try to see things from your daughter's perspective.
Having similar relationship goals is more important than age difference, says Dr. If your daughter gets into a serious relationship with an older man, ask her what he wants from the relationship, and whether it is compatible with her relationship goals.
For example, if he has children from a previous relationship, he may not want to have any more.
Reassure your daughter that you want her to be happy.
If your daughter is below the legal age of consent for your state, she should not be engaging in sexual activity with any man, however old he is.
Those ‘love interest’ butterfly days are so magical. As much as I would love to shield her from the hurty bits, I can’t.