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When your child mentions dating, or a girlfriend or boyfriend, try to get an idea of what those concepts mean to them.
Take note of how your child reacts when you discuss dating.
As hormones fly, you can expect to deal with your fair share of conflict.
So when it comes to dating, how can you prepare yourself to deal with potential questions and issues? The American Academy of Pediatrics notes that on average, girls begin dating as early as 12 and a half years old, and boys a year older.
Back in January, The Boyfriend and I went on our very first date. So well in fact that he was even brave enough to share with me, during the date, a list of “should” and “shouldn’t” first date advice from his 8th grade class (he is a teacher).
Somehow they had found out, the way 8th graders tend to do, that he was going on a first date that night and they decided to offer up their expertise to my sweet man.
To be quite honest, we’re having some mixed feelings about this contract. Like when she says “you have to give me lots of hugs” and “if we have problems we will resolve them.” That makes sense. If only there was a fool-proof solution to all the conceivable relationship problems.How about an ironclad, super specific contract to settle all uncertainties that can be returned to at any time as evidence?Even if your son is mooning over a certain girl, most 12-year-olds aren’t really ready for the one-on-one interaction of a true relationship.For eighth-graders, dating likely means lots of time spent texting or talking on the phone, sharing images on social media, and hanging out in groups.
There is no amount of money you could pay us to make us want to go back to middle school.