My daughter in Primary Five is involved in a worrying love relationship with a boy in the neighbourhood, who is in Primary Seven in the same school.
I have tried to discourage my daughter from getting into a sexual relationship at such an age, but she has ignored my advice.
What can I do?
IT is clear from what you have shared that your daughter’s relationship is worrying you, but there is more you need to do than advising her to stop it.
It is normal for a girl to be attracted to the opposite sex.
However, this attraction might be risky in case the girl is not sufficiently prepared to deal with it. There is still a lot your daughter needs to learn in regard to relationships with the opposite sex.
It is okay to advise her to stop; however, you need to help her understand the dangers of being involved in such a relationship, especially while still at school.
Her involvement with a Primary Seven boy should be a wake-up call that there is something amiss.
Her relationship does not, therefore, call for condemnation. It is a cry for help. How much have you discussed with her regarding relationship with the opposite sex?
How balanced is her family life?
You may need to consider seeking the help of a professional counsellor to have a face-to-face session with your daughter.
Professional counseling will help to unveil what lies behind your daughter’s need for this relationship.