Here are some parenting tips for this Christmas. We should not push our children to grow up so fast. The Take-Away — As a parent it is very important to honestly look at the problems involved in allowing your child to date at an early age. Back to T op. Among adolescents who dated in the past year: Eight percent reported being hit or physically hurt by a partner.
That would be the average age of a 6 th grader.
The risks of early dating
When teenage girls do have sex with an older partner, they may not use contraception and are at a heightened risk of pregnancy. One partner engages in physical or sexual violence. Among adolescents who dated in the past year: Pam Lundell on May 28, The specific laws and definitions differ by state.