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Conversations that look at what he’s getting out of this relationship, what this woman may be getting out of it, what he sees as the future for this relationship and similar conversations can be helpful.

Help him think through this relationship and again, reserve judgment and rather express your concern and commitment to his health and happiness.

Most parents have some fears of the day their child will start dating.

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Of course, you could “forbid” him from continuing this relationship and of course, he could ignore your limits.

So it’s important to find ways to continue to engage him in thinking about this relationship.

If the law is not able to intervene, and if your son persists in seeing this woman, I would recommend you get to know her.

Invite her over – show your son that while you are not in support of this relationship, you will continue to be involved and supportive of him.

Like you, I do wonder why an adult woman would be interested in an intimate, romantic relationship with a teenager and would indeed keep a very close eye on your son and this relationship, regardless of possible legal follow up available.

Your son’s honesty with you about his sexual relationship is encouraging and I would advise you to let him know that you are concerned about this but refrain from any personal “put downs" of this woman so as not to drive him to a more defensive stance.

Here are some clues that your child’s relationship may be in trouble.

It may be hard to see your child growing up and finding new people to get close to, but if you take the right steps and teach them how relationships are supposed to be, they’re much more likely to make the right choices.

If you have taught them about a proper relationship, then you should trust them to make their own decisions.

Only intervene if you think the relationship is dangerous for your child.

Once you’re done talking, set a good example in your relationship with your significant other.

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