Yes, I think that 12 is too young to start dating of any sort. The closest that my 13 year old would be able to get to dating is going to a school dance and that would be based on behavior, so right now that wouldn't be an option for mine. I suggest that you start slow and work up to what you are comfortable with. It should be based on his behavior, maturity level, and what kinds of trouble is peers are getting into. Keep him supervised! I've always been a big fan of supervision. lol When one of mine starts to get off track, I know it quickly so it doesn't get out of hand. Ball games are a great option. Go, but let him sit with friends instead of you and watch from afar. Going to friends houses and to outtings with them, as long as you know the parents well.
at 12:42 AM on Apr. 11, 2009