Average age to begin dating
By the way, my husband was a late bloomer and started dating at 19. A Confused Mother Dear Mother, I completely understand why you are confused.
First, the definition of dating is different these days than it was when you and your husband were younger.
My husband and I have been discussing the answer to our daughter's question and we just don't know the right answer.
I don't want to be overly protective and strict like my parents were but I also don't want to be too permissive.
I am a mother of two kids one is 13 and another is 11.My 13 year old boy already has a girlfriend but with no sexual activity.My 11 year old daughter found out a boy likes her so she's been telling me stuff.Wherever people got the notion that kids should be dating while in school simply baffles me.If a kid cannot figure how to handle their "feelings" with their friends then they certainly will not gain anything with a boyfriend/girlfriend.