Teen dating in the 1920 s
It is not so much a concern as it is that this idea of kids dating as has been perpetuated via media.
Practically every show out there aimed at kids shows characters either dating, being in romantic relationships or the like.
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.
I think that for dating where one person is picking the other up, 16 is obvious because that is the driving age.
I was shocked that she would even think about the concept of dating at such a young age.
At a young age, it can also be important for parents to meet the person their child wants to date.
If teens are 16 and dating, they should be able to drive and pick up their dates.
You and your husband need to address the following: 1. Teens learn to negotiate their feelings and relationships while they are still young and under your roof. See my website for more articles like this: have no business dating let alone being in any sort of "serious" relationship when in school.
As we all know, relationships and healthy dating take a lot of practice and trial and error. Televised media helped to promote this idea that kids are supposed to have boyfriend/girlfriends and are supposed to be dating. Naturally as kids view movies, shows, read books and all they will think that this is the "norm" and it is up to the parents to tell them that when in school, they have no business dating. Naturally, teenagers get more romantic feelings for people. Middle school and high school are the times where teens can experiment with relationships.
In the past, a young man, usually a teenage boy, would come to a teenage girl's house and take her on an actual date which might include something like a movie AND a curfew. Middle schoolers sometimes say they are dating when actually all they are doing is texting or even communicating via Facebook or in some other electronic manner.