How young is too young to start dating
Question: "How young is too young to be in a romantic relationship?
" Answer: How young is “too young” to start a relationship depends on the individual’s level of maturity, goals, and beliefs.
So my plan with my kids is simply to be involved as much as possible.
I think that kids feel we don't trust, and maybe we don't to an extent." It's better to know that your child is dating and set appropriate boundaries than to have her sneaking around, adds Jennifer N.
Fourteen is too young, but the the more you fight her, the more she will fight you." Erica G.
lets her 13-year-old daughter "date," but keeps tabs on her text messages and Internet usage.
That's where parental involvement, or lack of it, comes into play, says Jennifer N.
"I remember being a teen and the more my mom pushed to keep me away from someone the more I wanted to be with that person.
adds that "The age for dating is different [in] every family," and that much depends on a particular child's level of preparedeness.Even after being grounded for her actions, she talks on the phone for hours at night using our cells or land line when we all go to sleep." Anne M.points out that at this age, "we can not put leashes on our tweens," and that whether a parent allows it or not, kids will find a way to date if they really want to.She and I are very close and she knows that I keep tabs on all her text messages and her Internet usage, and so far I have found nothing but innocence in this relationship.It is just a natural progression of feeling attractive to each other, and finding they have common interests and exploring that.
"My 13-year-old daughter now has a 'boyfriend' for the first time.