A two-year age difference isn’t particularly alarming, and dating is fairly standard at that age.But if these teens are having sex, and you live in a state where prosecutors aggressively enforce the law, it’s possible that your son could be charged with statutory rape.
Most importantly, you need to be able to come up with enforceable rules and limits that work for your family.
My husband and I have been going through this book on Friday night Sabbath devotions with my kids. I highly recommend that every teen get a 101 course on this subject before it is too late!
There are many laws relating to underage dating, depending on the age of the individuals involved and the age difference between the couple.
Every state has an “age of consent,” which is when an individual can choose to engage in sexual acts without it being considered statutory rape.
The age of consent usually ranges from 14-18 years old; in a large percentage of the states, however, the age of consent is 18 years old.