Age of dating
What the parents say“I think it would depend on the maturity level.
I was raised that a girl does not go out with a boy unless she has a chaperone.
The majority of teens studied didn’t begin dating until about age 13, and the so-called late bloomers were around 15.
Neither of these latter groups appeared to experience any major social or emotional difficulties.
For one, group dating is more popular than ever (not to be confused with double dating, this is when girls and boys hang out en masse, usually at a mall or a restaurant).
As a result, fewer boys are actually asking girls out on one-on-one dates.
“Maturity can be measured by willingness to participate sufficiently in household chores, treating others with respect, getting good grades, and managing emotions.’”The important thing is not to make children feel bad about their feelings, even if you think they’re too young to have them.
An age difference of a few years may not seem like an issue, but things such as expectations, priorities and general interests can change quickly as you get older.As tweens become teens and Facebook links replace friendship bracelets, dating ensues, leaving many parents wondering, what’s the best age for teens to begin coupling up?STORY: Should You Make Your Child Stop Sucking His Thumb?The Great Debate The answer depends on a variety of factors, including personality and maturity level.
It’s obvious a lot has changed among teens in recent years.
For Ron Eagar, a pediatrician at Denver Health Medical Center, the magic number is 16.