Many parents of teenage girls face a tough problem.
Should you allow your daughter to date an older boy?
It is a tricky situation, a hard decision and one that can cause arguments within the family.
Many parents in this situation fear that their 16-year-old will become pregnant or that her heart will be broken by this young man.
These are all valid questions and make the situation difficult to handle.
Parents must also deal with their daughter's often stubborn intention to date this young man.
She may be so infatuated with him that she views anything that her parents say against the relationship as a personal attack.
She may feel like her parents don't care about her happiness or that they simply do not like the boy.