This conversation will help you figure out if your child is ready.
Being a parent means committing to guide your child through many complicated and difficult stages of life.
You go from changing their diapers, to teaching them how to tie their shoes, to eventually helping them understand dating and love.
Then tell them, “Just three more years, and you can date.” Just kidding -- sort of.
"I think 11 -12 is still too young for that stuff...
I'd say maybe 9th grade might be okay, but am not really sure." How young is too young to allow your child to date?
Many moms say that the dating issue is likely to come up for the first time during the tween years, and that it can make a parent surprisingly anxious.
But moms who've already been through this stage say it needn't be cause for stress; the key is to figure out whether your particular child is truly ready to begin dating. Nichole N., a mom of five, spaning from age 6 to 25, believes that it "depends on the maturity of the child." And Angie B.