At this tender age, your child barely knows who she is and lacks the judgment to make good decisions about such a relationship.Before you allow or celebrate your middle-schooler’s boyfriend or girlfriend, consider these pros and cons of middle school romance.Why let the genie out of the bottle any earlier than necessary?Being known as “Steven’s Girlfriend” gives a 12-year-old girl a sense of identity and a place in the crowd.
Having a girlfriend makes you feel older and cooler.
Feeling older and more mature than you really are can lead to choices and responsibilities you’re not ready for.
Middle schoolers are naturally interested in sex and all things related, because their bodies are in hormonal overdrive.
My daughter often gives me an update on the social goings-on in her class.
Last week she said, “Did I tell you that Allie broke up with Carter Smith?