Dating for 13 year olds
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?
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For one, group dating is more popular than ever (not to be confused with double dating, this is when girls and boys hang out en masse, usually at a mall or a restaurant).
Just keep an eye on your teens, and let them know they can come to you if they need you. Their lack of maturity leaves them ill-prepared to handle some of the common emotions and issues that couples face, and without many peers going through similar experiences, they’re left to figure things out for themselves.Researchers also cited an increase in the risk of unsafe sex, alcohol use, and more, according to the Wall Street Journal.“Maturity can be measured by willingness to participate sufficiently in household chores, treating others with respect, getting good grades, and managing emotions.’”The important thing is not to make children feel bad about their feelings, even if you think they’re too young to have them.“Parents should never minimize or ridicule a first love,” Dr.