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.
When you think of a single mom on the dating scene, visions of a 20-something who can barely balance her own checkbook (guilty) probably don’t come to mind.
We fool ourselves into thinking people, sex, or companionship is a message away—and relationships are, of course, a little harder than that.” As an alternative, Dr.
She is the co-author of Teenage As A Second Language (Adams Media).
She writes and consults for several publications and frequently appears on TV.
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.
And, if it is still a dreadfully uncomfortable topic, then the time isn’t right yet.