As hormones fly, you can expect to deal with your fair share of conflict.So when it comes to dating, how can you prepare yourself to deal with potential questions and issues? The American Academy of Pediatrics notes that on average, girls begin dating as early as 12 and a half years old, and boys a year older.
At this age, it probably means your son or daughter is sitting next to a special someone at lunch or hanging out at recess.
Groups play a big role in relaying information about who likes whom.
But it may not be the kind of “dating” you’re picturing.
You may be surprised to hear dating labels like “boyfriend,” “girlfriend,” and “together” from the lips of your sixth-grader.
Until a person reaches 18, or the age of majority, they must have parental permission for all social activities, including dating. A 40 year old is an adult and a minor is under the age of consent and a child. There are no laws for dating just for sex and that is where the age of consent comes in, not when it comes to dating.