I am 11 years old and dating a boy at least a month younger than me.
I am in my second relationship and know very well what could happen to me. I believe your advice is solid if what you mean is traditional dating.
But later that week or by the end of next week, the "couple" will have "broken up" and be "dating" other people.Also, when they say a couple is dating, they usually don't mean having sex.Could someone explain to me exactly what business a child has dating while in school?Why is this being promoted as the new 'normal' and why is it being touted as a desirable activity for them? First, second and third..'dating' or 'going steady'. I don't care how good looking anyone is as a kid, dating can wait until they graduate. As to what business a child has dating in school: school is for way more than learning.So it's important to understand what dating means within a given context.
Perhaps it means something different in different middle school cultures. A boy did ask our daughter out in a more traditional sense. But I'd be just as concerned about letting her have a Facebook page. There's too much girl drama and meanness that happens on Facebook.Dating can be quite confusing and distracting for young teens.Look, it is even complicated for mature adults, right?The popular kids are not always the happiest kids nor are they always the nicest. Anyone who has ever been excluded knows that this has often been initiated by the popular kids. Nonetheless, kids who begin to date as young teens are more likely to have bad study habits, eventually develop substance use problems and are unfortunately more likely to drop out of school than teens who begin to date at later ages.I am not sure why this is the case but I have some ideas.A "child" spends much of their time in school that, traditionally, would have been spent learning a trade, finding a spouse and even getting married and starting families.