So, right from the get go, encourage your daughter to forge healthy friendships with boys.Let her know that the best way to get to know the real-deal is through friendship, not dating.I was having breakfast the other day with a friend who was giving dating advice to his son.For purposes of his anonymity, I am going to call just call him "Son." My friend said, "Son, you're 18 years old, so I am going to tell you how you date.I have seen resurgence in group dating for teens opting for healthy friendships over romance.
Every parent must make decisions about dating and if your fifth grade daughter tells you she has a boyfriend, you'll have to make some decisions sooner rather than later.
It's because of this urban legend that has gone around forever.
Based upon this rule, the only time that a man can date a woman his own age is when he's 14 years old (because half of 14 is seven, and seven plus seven is 14).
This way, no child feels singled out and when rules apply to everyone in the family, they are more palatable.
Third, girls shouldn't have a one on one date until they are at least sixteen. A teenage girl should always be on equal footing psychologically and mentally when she is dating.