We are not genetically predisposed to deal with such things. Double duty In my house, we allowed dating to start at 9th grade.
But for my daughter, the boy had to be willing to go on a "double date" with my husband and I first.
My son at 11 already has a very close girl friend (not girlfriend) but if that evolved, we'd just see how it went and make sure to be open with him and encourage him to do the same.If you have a question, please email Chris at this specific email address: adviceforparentsoftweens[at]gmail[dot]com.Please keep your questions on the issue of raising older kids.Depends on the kid - and the date My parents said 16. It also depends on your relationship with your kid and how well you trust him/her, plus the boy/girlfriend and other friends.The dating sneak attack My Dad always said no dating until I was 16.**************** Chris, Some of my children’s friends have started dating.