What is dating in middle school
I'm relieved that our daughter finds their Facebook pages boring. So I'd be just as concerned about Facebook drama among the girls as I would about dating, especially when it isn't necessarily dating.
But parents of middle school daughters often worry more about boys and ignore the toxic drama that the other girls are capable of drumming up.
On the other hand, if they a spending a lot of time with the boyfriend to the exclusion of friends then I would suggest that you put limits on this sort of dating Good Luck. I am 11 years old and dating a boy at least a month younger than me.
We started out as friends, but I took the next move and asked him out. I think we are very serious even though I am in sixth grade (first year of middle school).
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.
It is important here to make the distinction that the teenage years are not a physiological phenomenon, but a cultural one. Don't get me wrong, I have a young daughter and do not intend to let her date in middle school, but this is where "their business" in doing so lies. School is actually the abnormal thing in this situation.
Schools also have what is known as a "hidden curriculumn" where children learn gender roles, social relations, and even courtship interactions.
This is all normal and cognitively, is what they would be doing were it not for our culture.
If we were still hunter-gatherers, these young people would, again, not be regarded as kids.
As for dating in middle school, it can range to many things.
Perhaps the early daters neglect friendships and lack a necessary support group of friends to see them through all of the years of middle school and high school.