But I also know families who believe that dating is only to be used as an immediate step before marriage – so nothing is allowed until that child is essentially no longer a child.
According to research and author David Elkind (The Hurried Child), I become, the more I see that age and readiness are two vastly different points. Elkind feels that 14 years is an appropriate age for kids to be allowed to date (and many other professionals agree with him), but it is the general sense of readiness that he describes that I agree with more.
I’m sure I had influence on this decision but so did what she witnesses in some of her peers, as well as how she feels God is guiding her.
I have told my children more than once that I don’t want them getting overly involved in romantic relationships in high school.
As I’ve been finding out, that answer is different for every household, and some of the answers might surprise you (at both ends of the spectrum).
I know families who don’t have age even on group dating, and their 12 year-old can have an un-chaperoned date.
It’s a hot topic and there’s nothing simple about it.
Teenage dating tends to stir up some nostalgia, concern, and sometimes, even controversy when we enter into discussions about the when, who, why, and what of dating.This document has been put together in an effort to encourage you as a parent. The process of finding a spouse is not something to fear, but should be seen as yet another opportunity to speak godly wisdom and direction into the life of your child.There are many questions you should be asking, but we can’t give you all the answers. The Bible makes no mention of dating, at least not in the modern sense of the word. But as a dear friend reminded me of my own words recently, we need to try to be conscious parents, and the world of teens needs us to be conscious and caffeinated-beyond-belief when it comes to dating. Suddenly potty training and teaching the kids to tie their shoes seems so much easier.
Going to be an epic night at about maturity and least an hour a day and brings.