In May 2004, the Georgia Supreme Court overturned Dixon’s conviction, stating that he should’ve been prosecuted on the lesser charge of misdemeanor statutory rape, which carries a maximum sentence of one year.He walked out of prison on May 3, 2004, at age 19, a free man.Teen is affected by success in school, sports, and friendships.
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.
Take, for example, the widely publicized case of Marcus Dwayne Dixon, an 18-year-old high school honor student and star football player who had sex with a 15-year-old female classmate.
"I think it's about the maturity," she relays, recommending that parents meet the person their son or daughter is dating to decide if both of them have enough maturity to handle the relationship.
"If you meet him and decide he is wonderful, she should be allowed to date him," she says.
Encourage your teen to get involved in the community, and help him connect with other caring adults who can positively influence his or her development.
Help your teen learn how to recognize and deal with stress, anger, and sadness; to exercise regularly and eat healthy food; and to express feelings honestly as well as respect others’ feelings in friendships and romantic relationships.
The influence of TV, magazines, and the Internet can add to a teen's poor body image.
For parents, the teen years are a time to get to know their teenager.
If there's one thing that causes parents of teens stress, it's their adolescents' romantic relationships. says what's causing her the most angst is the fact that her 16-year-old daughter wants to date an 18-year-old. Some say maturity and compatibility will take care of all differences.
This is a sticky issue, and one that has many Circle of Moms members split over what's acceptable and what's not.
Whether you’re 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, or 19, these sites will put you in front of the right crowd and won’t use up all of your food and going out money!