As tweens become teens and Facebook links replace friendship bracelets, dating ensues, leaving many parents wondering, what’s the best age for teens to begin coupling up?STORY: Should You Make Your Child Stop Sucking His Thumb?I was having breakfast the other day with a friend who was giving dating advice to his son.For purposes of his anonymity, I am going to call just call him "Son." My friend said, "Son, you're 18 years old, so I am going to tell you how you date.Neither of these latter groups appeared to experience any major social or emotional difficulties." data-reactid="24"There’s a stark difference between early daters and those who wait until they’re old enough for a learner’s permit.
All but gone are the days when an invite to a movie came by way of a phone call or a shy, in-person meeting.
George Comerci, a Tucson pediatrician, told Healthy
“It is a very important relationship to teenagers, and it’s important for another reason, in that it is their first intimate relationship with someone outside their family.”She Knows." data-reactid="37"Some experts warn against waiting too long to allow kids to date.
Being the sneaky teenager that I was, I paid my brother to scram!
” — Erica Diaz, Chino, California.“Forget about it.