I didn't sneak around and date either because I didn't want to get into trouble with my parents. I wasn't allowed to date until I was 18 because I had very strict parents.
And, you must make it clear what your rules and expectations are other than age. Whether or Not They Are Permitted to Drive With The Date 4. Keeping You Informed About Their Whereabouts & Changes in Plans Having said all of the above I must tell you that I think that dating serves a very important purpose.
My husband and I have been discussing the answer to our daughter's question and we just don't know the right answer.
I don't want to be overly protective and strict like my parents were but I also don't want to be too permissive.
Yet other teens do go on dates with each other that are somewhat more formal where one member of the couple picks up the other one in a car for an afternoon or evening together that has been pre-planned.
The first order of business with your kids should be to ask them to define what they mean by dating.