11 yr olds dating
Know that your feelings are natural and that girls feel it too.My 11 year old daughter has a "boyfriend", what should I do?He's at the age were everyone is "going out" with someone.What/if anything could/should I allow him to do with girls?A couple of weeks ago I received an email from my daughter’s school, addressed to the parents of all Year 5 students.The email was entitled ‘A Sensitive Matter’, and though the subject line was cryptic, I knew exactly what it referred to.
Even though he likes girls he is not allowed to touch anywhere inappropriate at that age.The couples didn't spend time alone together, so it didn’t seem dangerous in any way; it just seemed unnecessary at this age, and a little inappropriate.“I think you’re too young to date,” I told my daughter, and she agreed. She was happy, it was all innocent fun, and I decided to give her my blessing.Until a couple of weeks later, when she came home with some news.“Mathew* asked me out,” she told me. About a week into their romance - which consisted of Skype messages and games at recess - the entire Year 5 were summoned in for a Talk.Let her know that the best way to get to know the real-deal is through friendship, not dating.I have seen resurgence in group dating for teens opting for healthy friendships over romance.