Here is how 14-year-old Catherine started going out with the guy who is now her boyfriend.
“But if he’s so uncomfortable that he gets angry or shuts down or otherwise just can’t continue the conversation, that’s a big sign that he’s not ready for this.” If so, assure your child that there’s no hurry to start dating.
Long before the first date, teach your child about dating.
In the early preteen years, help her to build a godly foundation for relationships. When your preteen seeks God, the world of dating (and your role as a parent) is a lot less stressful.
— February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness month.
Teen dating violence is reported as extremely common and starts as early as 11 years old.