12 year old dating
Yet other teens do go on dates with each other that are somewhat more formal where one member of the couple picks up the other one in a car for an afternoon or evening together that has been pre-planned.
The first order of business with your kids should be to ask them to define what they mean by dating.
My husband and I have been discussing the answer to our daughter's question and we just don't know the right answer.
I don't want to be overly protective and strict like my parents were but I also don't want to be too permissive.
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.
I think that for dating where one person is picking the other up, 16 is obvious because that is the driving age.
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. My 12 year old daughter has asked me when she can start dating.Let's just say that I was sort of a goody two shoes and didn't want to upset my parents. I am now a mother of a 12 year old daughter and a 10 year old son.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.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.