If you have raised older teenage kids, your experience will come in handy here..Pls advise!
Dear Coach Yinka,
I have a nineteen year old teenage/semi adult daughter who is in her second year in the university.
My daughter has always being an exemplary child in academics, morale and all ramifications! However she called me last night and dropped a bombshell, am still nuts, confused and short of words as to how to respond! Pls help me.
Here is what my daughter had to say. There is a coursemate of hers who has being asking her out since 100 level, but being the obedient child that she is, she didn’t oblige to his request simply because of the promise she had made to me to stay away from boys in the university.
Now my daughter feels she is nineteen years going on twenty and she is matured and ready to go into the dating world and wants to say yes to the dating request of this course mate of hers.
My belly has being churning since last night when u received her phone call, I just told her to let me sleep over it and would get back to her in the morning!
A part of me feels like she is 20 and its OK for her to actually start dating, another part of me is terrified of the downside of dating, what if they venture into sex? What if she gets pregnant? Am so terrified! She is my only daughter and a Sickle cell carrier as well. Pls help out, how do I tackle this matter?