Age for teenage dating
By the way, my husband was a late bloomer and started dating at 19. A Confused Mother Dear Mother, I completely understand why you are confused.
First, the definition of dating is different these days than it was when you and your husband were younger.
It is not so much a concern as it is that this idea of kids dating as has been perpetuated via media.
Practically every show out there aimed at kids shows characters either dating, being in romantic relationships or the like.
If they are referring to actually spending time alone with their date then I have to say that around the age of 16 seems to be the magic number. Not Forgetting to Maintain Friendships While Dating AND 7.
And, you must make it clear what your rules and expectations are other than age. Whether or Not They Are Permitted to Drive With The Date 4. Keeping You Informed About Their Whereabouts & Changes in Plans Having said all of the above I must tell you that I think that dating serves a very important purpose.
They may have more trouble expressing their feelings. I believe that kids should be able to start "dating" at ages 13 or 14, if they want to.....woman who wrote the letter needs to stop thinking in terms of "late" bloomers especially when she mentioned her husband and dating. There are plenty of people who didn't date until they were in their late twenties or thirties.There is nothing wrong with wanting to not make your parents upset and nothing wrong with focusing on school either.You and your husband need to address the following: 1. Teens learn to negotiate their feelings and relationships while they are still young and under your roof. See my website for more articles like this: have no business dating let alone being in any sort of "serious" relationship when in school.
As we all know, relationships and healthy dating take a lot of practice and trial and error. Televised media helped to promote this idea that kids are supposed to have boyfriend/girlfriends and are supposed to be dating. Naturally as kids view movies, shows, read books and all they will think that this is the "norm" and it is up to the parents to tell them that when in school, they have no business dating. Naturally, teenagers get more romantic feelings for people. Middle school and high school are the times where teens can experiment with relationships.
My 12 year old daughter has asked me when she can start dating.