How old is a good age to start dating
she picks types I don't approve of, bad influence types so I must say I don't trust her judgement when it comes to boys.My younger daughter on the other hand is the opposite.. Her judgement is keen when it comes to relationships and she has a high self esteem so doesn't let her relationships define or influence who she already is.. she stands by her morals boldly and proudly displays her purity ring.
For these reasons I totally trust her more then I trust my older daughter so that's why I say it's not about age, it'sa state of mind. our daughters come in contact with boys at school or wherever so naturally they will want to explore..as parents we should keep the communication open always and be involved in every choice made.I personally met each boy before I gave permission to date.I took him aside and spoke privately with him and told him about our morals and how I've raised my girls to be.. when he comes over to visit they are not allowed to shut the door.I told him how I expected him to only be a positive influence in my daughters life or I wouldn't allow the relationship to continue.. I allow him to come on family vacations, family get togethers etc. If they drive and go somewhere my daughter has to tell me exactly where she is going and I tell her when to be home and she CANNOT be late. I think our kids will either do things with our knowledge or do things secretly behind our back so it's more important to work and compromise with our kids.
Instilling morals and high self esteem in our daughters from when they're toddlers ensures smarter more mature choices later when it counts I've found.
I don't think age is much of a factor as is their individual state of mind and maturity level.
For instance my older daughter maintained A grades from Pre-school to High school and was even valedictorian, she's got 3 jobs, in college and very responsible, kind and giving to everyone but when it comes to boys her judgement is off..
He cannot text or use his phone while driving my daughter.
If I call her cell or text her at ANY point she must answer immediately.
If they go to his parents house I make sure his mom or dad or someone is there also.