Tell us what age you think is appropriate for your kids to start dating in the comments below.
Shellie Braeuner, is an award-winning children's author and earned an M.
Ed from Vanderbilt in human developmental counseling and has worked as a nanny for more than 25 years.
Good age to start dating
In the fading twilight, the headlights of an approaching car reminded Bill to reach for the dashboard and turn on his lights.
As the horde of rush-hour cars streamed by, Bill reminisced about the teenage daughter he had just picked up from band practice.
He smiled as he thought about all those after-school trips over the last few years: dance classes, piano practices, the unending cycle of softball games and tournaments.
I think 12 is a good age because thats when kids start to get interested in dating.
I first started dating when i was 12 and i thought it was ok because i was in jr.
High or the 6th grade and i saw everybody else doing it so i wanted to do it too.
There was a time when your little girl thought boys were icky and your son teased all the girls at the playground. Your daughter is now drawing hearts around a classmate's name and your son has admitted that he doesn't just like the girl on his soccer team, he like likes her. "It is typical for early adolescents to express interest in and have crushes," says Dr.
Laura Kauffman, a child and adolescent psychologist in Menlo Park, California.
"They will begin to have an interest in dating."But how do you know if your child is ready?