Parents should prohibit kids from dating until they
It might also be a good idea to decide “dates” on a case-by-case basis.
You might not have an issue with a child dating someone who is a year or two older, but you may have huge problems with your 14 year old dating an 18 year old.
Whatever you decide, and especially if your rules are strict, expect that your child may call you strict and be unfriendly to your attitude.
Some parents argue that kids be allowed to date when they get asked or ask someone to date, but research suggests you do set some limitations on age, the type of dates, and the level of supervision.
Your role to your child is first to be the parent and set the rules, even when they are unpopular.