It can't be a cultural reason because many others from the same background as me are allowed to.
My parents say it's because I need to concentrate on my school work so I can get good grades. I'm 17 years old and most other students in my grade have dated before.
Sometimes their disapproval will be valid, other times it will be irrational, but no matter what it will be hard for you to deal with.
What do you do when your parents can't stand the person you’re dating?
Do you have real and deep feelings for this person, or do you have less heart felt reasons for the relationship?
When my kids were younger and the subject of them dating would come up I would say that I wasn’t going to allow dating until they were married. My only experiences thus far in the teenage world of dating has been as the mother of boys. Either that or her brothers will scare off any boy that dares to come near her. They are the ones pressuring the girls to go further. This chapter does not limit a parent's rights under other law.(c) Unless otherwise provided by law, a board of trustees, administrator, educator, or other person may not limit parental rights.(d) Each board of trustees shall provide for procedures to consider complaints that a parent's right has been denied.(e) Each board of trustees shall cooperate in the establishment of ongoing operations of at least one parent-teacher organization at each school in the district to promote parental involvement in school activities.