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The last thing on a 13 year olds mind is marriage so dating would be out of the question for me - just my 2 cents. 13 year olds are not emotionally prepared for relationships. In our household we see dating as the precurssor to marriage.In fact they only person I claim to have ever dated was my husband and I was 29 when I met him.Uh, read the posts about a mom whose 14 year old is pregnant. I wasn't allowed to date until 16 and neither will my girls be.
We want her to grow up and turn into a beautiful young woman who knows herself BEFORE she starts all the dating stuff. I told her that we don't want her dating until she wants to marry.
From a former middle school teacher, I say wait until 16! Her parents had been dropping her off at the mall and movies with her boyfriend. She flaked on sitting for us New Year's Eve to be with her boyfriend. Your daughter needs to stay busy and not start paring off on dating things.
I have a former student, now in 8th grade that I found out is having sex with a 7th grade boy. It's doesn't help that other parents allow this which makes it hard to keep the standard age up where it should be-15-16-ish, imo.
You wouldn't hand your car keys to a boy you didn't know, why would you send your precious daughter out with him? As a middle school teacher I have seen quite a few very hurt girls and boys who have been dating and we just don't want to see our daughter in that boat.
If a young man is interested in "courting" our daughter, he is welcome to do that when she is old enough to be thinking of marriage and not before. At 16 or so......our daughter is mature enough and exhibits the Christian qualities we try instill in our house then maybe...as of now, I don't see her wanting to date.