Cons: Not all teens mature at the same rate, so even though your teen comes to that age, he or she may still not be able to handle it.
The Solution: Try using that age as a "review" age.
These people are often sexual offenders, and they promise your teen gifts, parties and other incentives to get together.
Internet predators used to primarily work chat rooms, but in the new age of social media, they often have fake My Space and Facebook accounts with convincing profile information and pictures.
Be sure to read what we have to say in the articles below though; your question may already have been answered!
Dating or courting or whatever you want to call it can be a great way to solidify an already super strong friendship if your parents have given their blessing, God is at the center, and you are both ready to step it up.
Parents need to know why they are setting the rules, and they also need to discuss the rules openly with their children.
We’ve got help for parents trying to understand how to approach tween and teen relationships — including tips for talking about sex with your teenager.
Whatever side of the fence you're on, it's important to know that teen dating can come with negative consequences.
Talk with your teen about the dangers of dating and educate her about the risks of certain behaviors.
We get so many questions about dating, relationships, girlfriends and boyfriends, physical intimacy, and the whole list of awkward sex questions.
And that's totally okay by us because we're glad you're looking for biblical answers to these questions rather than trying to figure out the whole dating thing on your own or basing your actions on what the world tells you to do (2 Peter ).