Teenager dating an adult

He also told me that he is sixteen and is over the age of consent. Is there anything that I can legally do to stop the sexual relationship or should I just keep a close eye on them both? I understand your concern about your son’s relationship with an adult woman.

While he is technically over the age of consent in your state, there is also a gap provision of three years in your state per the Age of Consent website.

When it comes time to meet your teen’s date, be kind and respectful.

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As a parent, it is important for you to recognize the danger signs of an unhealthy or abusive relationship.

If you have a concern, talk honestly with your child and ask other’s for help.

Parents are a teenager's primary source of information and guidance in matters of sex, sexuality, dating and love.

"The Talk" should be an ongoing series of discussions that take place whenever your teenager has a question concerning sex or whenever a "teachable moment" presents itself.

What this can mean is while your son is still a minor, a sexual relationship with someone more than three years older may indeed be considered sexual abuse.

I would recommend that you contact your local police and possibly an attorney, if available, for clarification on these laws and how they could apply in this case.Most parents have some fears of the day their child will start dating.It is the big sign that they’re growing up and are entering adulthood.Once you’re done talking, set a good example in your relationship with your significant other.Once your child starts dating, don’t stop talking to them about relationships.Most of their information comes from media that’s meant to be entertaining, not realistic.

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