What age should kids start dating


I’m not sure it has ever worked to change anyone’s behavior, but we use it anyway.

We’re going to take a whole week to answer this question: Lately I’ve been noticing a bit of a disturbing trend in some of the comments on older posts.

Whenever I talk about setting limits for teenagers, especially when it comes to dating in high school, someone invariably comments with something like this: The quickest way to make sure a teenager does something is to tell them they can’t.

Today: I’ve asked Barrett Johnson, the author of the amazing book The Talk(S) (about having continuing talks with your kids), to share about when you should allow your teen to date.


“If everyone jumped off a cliff, would you do it, too?” Every parent has used some form of that line before.



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