Theres no right answer. Its important to consider your child as an individual. For many kids, 16 seems to be an appropriate age, but it may be entirely suitable for a mature 15-year-old to go on a date, or to make your immature 16-year-old wait a year or two. You can also consider what other parents are doing.
What age should my daughter date?
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, kids start dating at an average age of 12 and a half for girls and 13 and a half for boys. Every teen — or preteen — is different, though, and your child might be ready sooner or later than their peers.
Why you should let your child date?
“When boys and girls play together and adults say things like, Oh, theyre such a cute couple, it makes kids uncomfortable and sends the message that having friends of the opposite sex means theyre romantically interested.” In other words, if the core of every healthy romance is friendship, then allowing kids to