See what CafeMoms are saying about saving time this holiday season..
I've seen several of you ladies say you wouldn't stand your 13 year old dating. But I don't understand why. I would love for my DD to take a dip in the dating pool at that age. IMO it's perfectly natural to start looking for a mate at that stage in puberty. Doesn't mean I expect her to actually find one. I just think the extra practice would be nice for when she ready for that step in her life.
Both I and her father would be open to GROUP dates and activates as long as we met him (or her if she chooses that rout) and their parents. Dating does not = sex or teen age pregnancy. I know children are having sex at a younger and younger age but I don't believe that's because of dating. A relationship does not somehow unlock this mid-evil chastity belt and magically allow children to start have sex. Teen pregnancy comes from a lack of parental guidance and support not handholding and kissing.
We try to be open and honest with her about everything. I would rather know she is dating or interested in someone and be able to help her better understand how you are supposed to be treated in a relationship. We feel we are there to guide and NOT stifle.
IMO that is.