My 13 year old niece is going out with a 17 year old boy...my brother and his wife are ok with it and they spend time together both at his house and hers under supervision and also are allowed to go out on dates to movies or wherever...My brother and his wife have spoken to this boy and pretty much informed him that as she is 13 should there be any sex between them both, they will press criminal charges! They think that this alone will stop them in their tracks...
Personally I think it's inevitable that if they are allowing their daughter to be dating at such a young age they are in for trouble..Oh I forgot to mention that my niece has the body of a 16-18 year old, very busty and flaunts them and has always been the clingy type looking for love and affection (dangerous combo)
I have tried to say something to my brother about keeping them at a distance rather than allowing it but it was met with the attitude that they have warned him and should anything happen he knows the consequence to which i have said but then the damage will be done with her and also it will effect your realtionship with her too. All fallen on deaf ears, probably moreso with the attitude, this is OUR daughter and we will handle it our way.
Just suggestions please, how would you handle this problem? I'm thinking of having a talk with my niece myself. She has always looked up to me and my other sis-in-law so I think that she may take in some of our advice. I'm not so concerned about how her parents will take it but more wanting to help protect my niece...Some may feel I'm out of line here but I've thought about it in my own situation with my 3 daughters and I wouldn't have a problem if someone talked with any of my kids should they see them going down a wrong track, with or without my consent.