I didn't let her! My not quite 13 year old told that she had a bf - 15 years old. Sometimes on the weeks she is allowed to see friends or have a soda, he apparently comes around with them sometime. We told her we didn't like it (we don't like him and she know it as my son is friends with him), but tolerate it as he meets her after school and walks part way home with her (and I can't do anything about that), it has been going on for months (and I can't believe no one ever saw her and told us), and from all I can gather they are acting appropriately for their age. So I am biting my tongue....
That is not what dating should be but I am telling you so you can anticipate such behaviour and warn her and set expectations for how she should date - like if you do think it should be a supervised outing, and not a walk around town. You also might let her set the timing - even young, I'd much prefer a supervised date.
at 12:53 PM on Mar. 30, 2009