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by Abigail Van Buren

Teen Eager to Date Encounters Parents' Disapproval

DEAR ABBY: My family doesn't seem to approve of my taste in who I date. I prefer to go with older guys, but I'm 14. My parents actually reported my last boyfriend to the police when they found out his real age. I am now with another guy in high school who respects me, but my parents don't approve of him either. What should I do? -- CONFUSED IN MISSOURI

DEAR CONFUSED: Start concentrating on school, sports and group activities. In other words, wait to date until your parents agree you are old enough and you can find someone of whom they approve.

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