Is 14 a good dating age
Prior to that - again no cell phones - we joined them - discreetly - but we were there. There's no "right age" to start dating, but there may be a right level of maturity. Too young for a job-too young for a boyfriend and movie dates. Not that she'll immediately get pregnant or something, but she needs to spend her energy and intellect elsewhere for the next couple of years if humanly possible.
And what is "dating" - they already believe that they are girlfriend/boyfriend. Boyfriends are so darn all consuming mentally at that age.
:)T.: Make a compromise - if they want to go to a movie - JOIN THEM!! If you do this, she will feel like she has something fun to do with him, and you hold the cards. Let her give you death stares all she wants - 13 is too young to date. I really don't care if this is a "different time." I'm doing the same for my daughters.
My daughter - now 25 - was 16 when she was allowed on her first date. Last thing - she won't hate you the next time she asks you to take her to the mall... I say "for" not "to" because I love her and I will survive the inevitable death stares just like my parents did. Like anything else important discipline wise, of course she isn't going to like it.
Most parents worry about teenagers dating because of safety issues such as driving a car at night and crime statistics.
The standard age for allowing a teenager to date is usually 16.
A teenager should always feel confident that calling a parent for assistance due to drinking alcohol or requiring a ride home is acceptable.
My 13 year old daughter has a boyfriend (i.e., they sit together at lunch at school and talk/text), She and a friend want to go to a movie on a double date this weekend.
I'm looking for opinions from other moms of teens about when your daighters went on a first date, had a first boyfriend, etc.
I don't know what I think the "right" age is to start dating, but I know for me it's not 13! Thanks for all the great responses - I appreciated those that disagreed with me as much as those that agreed.
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My husband and I said no, explaining that we believe 13 is too young to be going on dates.