Consequences of dating too young
As a consequence, they often end up taking the wrong decisions and dating just for the sake of it or dating people who they are crushing upon, rather than those with whom they are compatible and comfortable.
Furthermore,if a teenager gets physical with a person they’re dating, it leads to extremely detrimental consequences on their health and emotional state.
The most striking difference is the young age at which children now begin dating: on average, twelve and a half for girls, and thirteen and a half for boys.
However, you might not recognize it as dating per se.
Their results appear in the February 2007 issue of the Journal of Youth and Adolescence.
“The findings point out the importance of acting within normal bounds for your age group,” Haynie said.
In contrast, those teens who waited longer than average to have sex had delinquency rates 50 percent lower a year later compared to average teens. “We're not finding that sex itself leads to delinquency, but instead, that beginning sexual relationships long before your friends is cause for concern,” said Stacy Armour, co-author of the study and a doctoral student in sociology at Ohio State University.
Armour conducted the study with Dana Haynie, associate professor of sociology at Ohio State .
You may not be able to dictate her relationship choices, but you can talk to her about the possible negative psychological effects of sex for teenagers.
She recently released her first book, and holds a psychology degree (with an emphasis in child development and abnormal child psychology) from San Diego State University.
No parent wants to think about their teenager having sex.
A teenager’s body is in the process of development and is definitely not ready for any physicality, much less sex.
Living in Alaska, Leah Campbell has traveled the world and written extensively on topics relating to infertility, dating, adoption and parenting.