Essay, Pages 2 (462 words)
Most of the parents don’t know when their children have the right age to start dating. I t appears that kids are rushing to experience everything in society much earlier these days. One of Those activities that children are experiencing at an earlier age is dating. There are number of views on that ideal age for a teen to start dating, but no one has come to agree on an exact age to do it. I n the past many kids didn’t start dating until high school.
Now it has become more common that kids start dealing with these problems as early at fifth grade.
I personally believe that parents should make the decision of when they are going to let their child start dating, based upon their personal beliefs and understanding of their teen’s emotional and physical development. Even though there is some agreement as to what is too early, there is no universal right age. However involvement in a serious romantic relationship in early teen years can create problems.
There is a research that demostrates that children of ages ten to twelve who begin dating, start to concentrate less in school grades. Just because most of the children are dating at an early age doesn’t mean it’s a good thing. Once kids start dating, their mind is quiet often more concerned with their relationship than other activities they should be thinking about.
I think a teen first needs to form an identity and know who he or she is, before they start dating.
Many young teens are still defining themselves and they don’t know themselves well enough to share who they are with someone else. Teens should have the enough maturity to deal with all these problems. If they are not mature enough, they would not know how to react in these situations, and they could have negative consequences in their lives and social environment. Another factor is that teens might be influenced by peer pressure. When other kids of their same age start dating, they begin getting doubts of why they can’t do the same, and they might end up by doing it.
Finally, there is no ideal age for teens to start dating. It all depends on the maturity of the children and of the person they are dating. If parents feel their kids are prepared enough and know how to deal with all these issues, then they might let them start getting involved in romantic
relationships. If teens start dating in a good period of their lives, they could have a good relationship. Until teens reach a certain age they should realize that their dates might be supervised by adults. They should also be emotionally prepared to end with a relationship that is no good for them.