Sophomore girl dating 8th grade boy
) I don't do that every time, just enough to get a feel for the group she's hanging out way. There is plenty of time to learn about boundries and things like that.
13 might be the begining of the teenage years, but it's still way too young to be doing adult things like dating. 19 when I met my husband and 21 when we got married.
Now is the time to educate her and talk about her hopes and thoughts on intimacy and risks involved... sayin I didn't have a pre-determined age for my daughter dating (she is now 18 and a freshman in college).
I am with you on allowing "dating" but I also had a friend who, like your friend, didn't permit it.The end result is that I never sought my parents advise on any dating situation (even in my teens and twenties) and looking back on it, I REALLY wish I could have had it.I went through lots of really rough patches all by myself.She learned what her limits and boundaries are and should be, and best of all she learned how to say NO and back away from something she clearly wasn't ready for.My friend agreed that was good, but she still doesn't think it's appropriate for kids this age to have these experiences (and I respect her opinion.) So just curious what you all think?