They were laughing about another friend who was “dating” a girl. It got me wondering what exactly “dating” means to middle schoolers, and whether it’s a good idea at that age.As many parents know, adolescents between the ages of 12 and 15 can be the most perplexing and frustrating humans on the planet.
Last week she said, “Did I tell you that Allie broke up with Carter Smith?
Thinking of yourself in the context of who you are in a relationship before you know .
They were constantly scrambling to get back together with the old flame or rushing head-first into yet another romantic relationship.
It goes without saying that this is a dangerous mindset, and can lead to a lifetime of jumping quickly (or staying too long) in relationships that aren’t healthy. Family First, All Pro Dad, i MOM, and Family Minute with Mark Merrill are registered trademarks.
Give your child a chance to become more comfortable and mature in his or her own skin, without the need to be identified in any other way.
Recently I was driving my 14-year-old son and his friends to soccer practice.