Arial - posted on 03/02/2015 ( 2 moms have responded )
My oldest daughter just turned 13 last month and she has asked if she could ''date'' because she likes a boy at school. She makes good grades, does chores, goes to church, and has a very mature outlook on things. Sometimes I can't tell if my daughter is 13 or 25 just by how poised she is. She's a good girl. I have asked my friends who are parents what they think, and they all feel that she's too young.
I do think 13 is young for a real relationship, but then again she's going through puberty and it's normal for young, hormonal girls to want to date. I don't think dating is so much about age but maturity is what really counts. Your mental compass and emotional development. There are adults that aren't mature enough to take relationships seriously. I'm not worried about my daughters age I just don't want her to get distracted by boys and experience heart break at such a young age. I also want my daughter to know the difference between love and infatuation. Moms, what is your opinion?