They might be worried about these changes and how they are looked at by others.
My husband and I have been discussing the answer to our daughter's question and we just don't know the right answer. And it made me realize that we, as parents, have a pretty wide range of ideas on what age kids should be allowed to start dating and even on what dating means at various ages." Predictably, two of the three dads who weighed in responded with "Never!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.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.