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Other moms offer the calming reminder that dating during the tween years often means fairly innocent "group dates," where kids go out in groups with both male and female classmates.
Wendy S., a mom of seven with an age span of 11 to 25, says that these group outings will ease both your child's transition into the dating world and your worries about it.
She explains: "I have allowed all of the older five to group date in the last year of middle school, moving into dating as they were each ready in high school. In fact, two of the oldest are married to [people] that they started dating at 16 or 17.
I'd say maybe 9th grade might be okay, but am not really sure." How young is too young to allow your child to date?
Many moms say that the dating issue is likely to come up for the first time during the tween years, and that it can make a parent surprisingly anxious.
She suggests parents sit down with their pre-teens to discuss the issue calmly, before it even comes up.
This conversation will help you figure out if your child is ready.
"Lots of kids say that they want to 'date,' in fact some even have 'girlfriends' or 'boyfriends,'" but what they are really doing is fairly tame. found that very scenario to be the case when her 11-year-old son wanted to know if he could date a girl from school.