Parenting & Childcare

Should kids date at a young age?

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At what particular age?
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I think it is best to date at the right age like 18 years old. You are matured and not a kid anymore to play around. But of course, that's only my wishful thinking. 😃
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16 probably sounds good but they still need parental approval and guidance. Teens can be reckless so parents need to watch them so they won't do anything crazy.
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18. At least that way they're mature enough to know what's right and wrong. They have better judgment. They do know the consequences of their actions in case they do anything crazy.
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Not too young because it might result in teenage pregnancies. When kids date at a young age, they don't think about their actions too much. Parents should always know what happens in their kids lives.
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I started dating at 15. My parents were okay with it because the girl was just next door and they could easily track what we were doing. I think it's important that parents are open to letting their kids have some freedom.
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I don't think kids should date at a young age because they're still immature and they can't handle the emotions yet. They'll be fighting again and again anyway.
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I dated when I was 14 but my parents had so many rules. They pretty much had to know everything and they'd drive us around if we had to hang out. It wasn't very fun.
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I don't approve of dating at a young age. Parents should set rules so their kids would know from the get go what they think of them dating. It would teach kids to follow rules and be disciplined.
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Nope. They should be at least 16 in my opinion. If they're too young, nothing would ever come out of it anyway.
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As long as there is close parental supervision, I don't see why kids can't date. They won't be able to do much by themselves and they'd need parents to drive them around anyway.
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No. Kids should enjoy being kids and stop rushing into grown up stuff. They'll get there eventually when the time is right but for now, they should not worry about boyfriend and girlfriend stuff yet.
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They can't handle a relationship at a young age. They should be older when they start dating. 18 sounds just right.
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I let my daughter date at 16 but there are conditions. It's always been clear what are the things she can and can't do. That would teach her to be responsible and to think about her actions first.
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It depends on their agreement with their parents. Some parents are fine with it because if they're too strict, their kid would start lying to them.
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It depends on their agreement with their parents. Some parents are fine with it because if they're too strict, their kid would start lying to them.
I agree. Parents can't be too strict with their kids. A little bit of freedom can be good for teens as long as parents are there to make sure things are okay.
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If they think they can handle a relationship then I don't see why not. You learn through experience and it could be a good thing for them to learn.
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Probably not. They wouldn't take the relationship seriously so why bother starting one? They should have fun and be kids first.
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I'd rather not. Two immature people dating would only cause more problems. They'd be too young to understand things.
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You can't stop kids from dating. You just need to pay close attention to them and be a friend so they come to you for anything.
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