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.While it may not be what you envisioned, teenage boys may start going on "dates" as part of a bigger group at around 13 1/2 years, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics -- though the majority of the teens in these group outings are actually unattached.Going out on dates solely as a couple usually becomes more common around age 16, according to NYU Langone Medical Center.They march off en masse to the mall or to the movies, or join a gang tossing a Frisbee on the beach.Don’t confuse group dating with double-dating or triple-dating.At this age, it probably means your son or daughter is sitting next to a special someone at lunch or hanging out at recess.Groups play a big role in relaying information about who likes whom.
Let's just say that I was sort of a goody two shoes and didn't want to upset my parents. I am now a mother of a 12 year old daughter and a 10 year old son.
Teens are exposed to intimate relationships early on. I've heard people talk about doing 'it.' I've heard cases of people doing it in the school. Miller was joined on "The Early Show" Wednesday by Linda Fears, editor in chief of Family Circle magazine and Momster.com, as well as Dr. You have to have had lots of conversations about this so they're aware of your expectations, your family values."While sex is one thing to be concerned about, Miller was also concerned about the ability of these kids to develop emotional relationships because of the frequency of hooking up and casual encounters.
Jennifer Hartstein, an adolescent and child psychologist, to discuss what they think is appropriate when it comes teens, dating, and sex. Fears said, "It's made to be casual to them because it is everywhere.
CBS News correspondent Michelle Miller chatted about it with group of middle-schoolers and high-school freshmen from Hackensack, N. She says those views aren't what they used to be regarding the appropriate age to begin to date."I think it doesn't really matter about age too much, if you feel like a relationship could mean something to you," said Jane, 14.
The general consensus from the group was that 12 seems to be a good age to begin dating.