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Dear Dr. Wolf,
I'd appreciate your views on the boyfriend/girlfriend sleepover. It's not unusual these days for older teens to expect their parents to allow them to have their boyfriend or girlfriend "sleep over," and sometimes practically move in to the family home. Many parents in my circle of friends permit this. In my own case, my 17-year-old daughter's father allows her to have her boyfriend sleep overnight in her room at his house. I don't permit boyfriend sleepovers at my house. Her boyfriend is welcome to visit and join us for family events, but sleeping in the same room is something that, in my mind, comes with being self-supporting. As a consequence, my daughter no longer stays at my house, preferring the greater sexual freedom she is allowed at her father's. Am I out of date, or will she thank me one day?
Dear Old-Fashioned Mom,
An eight-year-old girl bounces into her parents' room and asks: "Can my boyfriend sleep over in my room when I'm 17? Of course, we'll have sex when he's there."
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If your teen is graduating, it's time to renegotiate the laws of the land
Anthony E. Wolf
It's that time of year - when parents of graduating high-school children begin facing what happens next.
Many of your kids will be leaving town for university. But many won't. And the ones who are going away may still be home for the summer.
The difference is they are now newly minted adults.
"Desmond, would you please not leave your dirty dishes sitting around the house. I need you to wash them and put them away. Would you please clean them up, now."
"I'm busy right now, but I will later."
"No, I need you to clean them up now."
"Mom, you don't get it. I'm not your little kid who you can boss around any more."
Now that your teen is finished with the high-school part of his life, society no longer considers him a child; nor does he. He is officially a young adult. It's a very real shift - one that has repercussions when your child is still under your roof.