This is in response to Connie Colloins' advice in Too Young to Date? I feel that Ms. Collins is correct in telling the parent that she is not overstepping her bounds in telling her daughter she is too young to date. However, I feel that being too aggressive in this matter, like giving the daughter a magical age that she can start dating will only be detrimental to the mother's cause. By setting up such a superficial mandate on the child, unnecessary is being placed on the family and the daughter. The magical age is only setting up forbidden fruit to create temptation for the child. This mother should be able to tell her daughter she is too young to date, but setting up an age is just a bad idea.