Teenage girl dating younger boy
“Girls need to feel good about themselves before they start to date,” says Charles Wibbelsman, MD, chief of adolescent medicine at Kaiser Permanente in San Francisco.
His advice: only date if you know yourself and know you want to date.
I told her that had to say something about his motives, personality, etc., but of course she didn’t see this as a red flag, but was instead flattered that someone who could date anyone his age or older, chose to date her.
After several months of bliss and sex, he started treating her badly and her moods were very erratic, varied by however they were doing at the moment.
Another reason includes greater financial and physical independence, which for a young teenage girl looking for independence, an escape from her family or surroundings, is very appealing.
Also, older men are considered more mature and experienced in all aspects of life which is attractive to a young girl, especially one looking to escape her life.
This takes her out of being equal, especially when it comes to making decisions, and because he is older, she will often get dictated to and assume that he is right or knows best.
Let her know that you only have her best interests at heart.There are not only psychological risks involved with dating an older man and trying to fit into an adult world precociously, there are also dangers of being exposed to drugs, alcohol, abuse, and an increase rate of sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy.Young teenage girls who contract sexually transmitted diseases often get them from older boyfriends.Teenage girls who date older men are more likely to get pregnant than teenage girls who date same age males for several reasons: First of all, don’t freak out.Doing so may just push your daughter further into his arms.