9th grader dating a 7th grader
I don't think that dating at 13 is as innocent as you think.Atleast as soon as hormones hit the boy it wont be.
But she was uncomfortable with all the attention so she did it. So I was talking to a friend who doesn't "allow" dating at this age about the situation (I put allow in quotes because the kids will do it whether they are allowed to or not, it just stays at school.) I felt like what my daughter went through was a great learning experience.
Nice to see so many thoughtful opinions and insights on the subject.
Our daughters are ALL very lucky to have such caring moms :) S H, yes I'm aware of what you are talking about re the group thing, and I know that can and does happen, but because our downtown is only two blocks long it's pretty easy for me to monitor the activity.
She learned what her limits and boundaries are and should be, and best of all she learned how to say NO and back away from something she clearly wasn't ready for.
My friend agreed that was good, but she still doesn't think it's appropriate for kids this age to have these experiences (and I respect her opinion.) So just curious what you all think?