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How old should your child be when he/she first starts to date?

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Asked by janieishappy at 7:24 PM on Aug. 6, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • There's no set age.. it should be determined by the teen's maturity level and personality.

    Answer by FeelinYummy at 7:27 PM on Aug. 6, 2010

  • i agree it should be the maturity level.. some 14 year olders are not ready for such a big step while others are

    Answer by bobbys4eva at 7:28 PM on Aug. 6, 2010

  • I don't think there's a age; I would let them date when I see that they are mature. I don't want to be a grandmother just yet lol his only 2 =}

    Answer by elisabellaguna at 7:30 PM on Aug. 6, 2010

  • 18

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 7:33 PM on Aug. 6, 2010

  • maturity leve for sure, but I am comfortable enough with my 12yr is she had a school boyfriend, at 14 for group dates, and then for by self dating 16yrs old.

    Answer by momto3infl at 7:33 PM on Aug. 6, 2010

  • I think it depends a lot on the child and the type of "date."

    Answer by SWasson at 7:37 PM on Aug. 6, 2010

  • I feel it is based on Maturity level.. I have a very mature 13 yr.. But also dont want it happening behind my back so I allow group dates at the mall or movie. We have dinner and movie here under my supervision. I also talk to his mother and she agrees parent supersvion at home too..

    Just be involved and make sure you have an open relationship with your teens so they come and talk to you.

    Answer by roxyann76 at 8:32 PM on Aug. 6, 2010

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