We need to talk about how to judge their readiness for getting involved in relationships.
Additionally, we need to be ready to set parameters and limits about when they must be home and how often they should check in with us when they are on dates. We must let them know that dating is complicated and that we are available to talk to them about the intricacies of dating.
But it depends, because some can't wait and they think that it's time because they really love someone (at least they think that). My mom and I used to always fight about that & I told her I would never do it.
Sixteen is not a magic age either unless you and your teen are ready to talk about the ins and outs of dating.
I think the appropriate age for dating, matters on the behavior of the boy or girl.
Here’s what our expert had to say: What age should teenagers start dating? No wonder parents get gray hairs and are so confused.
As both a mother and a clinical psychologist, I too struggle with the correct response to this question. I personally think that 14 is a bit young and that 16 seems more appropriate.