Two Saturdays ago, the 16-year-old daughter of a school proprietor, Mrs.
Abiodun Oyebode, had insisted on going a date with one of her male friends, despite her mother’s refusal.
Orijiakor Tochukwu, believes that when it comes to teens and dating, the higher the age, the better.
Tochukwu noted that the maturity levels of the child should be the most important factor in deciding when that child should be allowed to start dating.
In such cases, the parent may end up regretting why he/she put an age limit.
Hence, teenagers should not be allowed to go out on one-on-one dates.
However, I think parents should spend more time educating their children about sex and what it entails. Some countries are campaigning that the age of consent to sex should be reduced to 13.
They believe that at their age, children are aware about relationships and sex.
” The psychologist added that parents don’t necessarily need to have a lot of knowledge or technical information about sex.
But he noted that having the conversation is important.