Then you can promise to revisit the dating question after he or she turns seventeen if your child displays the necessary signs of maturity and sound judgment at that time.
They should also bear in mind that while eighteen year olds may be considered "adults," the fact remains that many of them haven’t developed the maturity to monitor and control their own actions in a dating situation.
If an older teen displays maturity, common sense, and sound moral judgment, dating can play an important role in his or her growth and development.
Ever since she turned 16, she thinks she is now old enough for such. I didn’t grow up that way; my parents never allowed me go out with boys, even when I turned 20.
I know times are different, but I think my daughter is too young to go on dates,” she said. Folusho Alimi, said even though she had reservations initially, she allowed her daughter to start dating officially when she turned 15.
It can also teach them how to relate to the opposite sex in a healthy way and to recognize the character qualities that are truly important in a marriage relationship.