Elementary school dating advice

I have seen resurgence in group dating for teens opting for healthy friendships over romance.

Second, make household rules about dating and make them stick for every child in your home.

Another captured my heart (and still holds it, most tenderly).

And one remains a trusted friend to this day (and I'm glad).

Tell her she has the rest of her life to date if she wants, but for right now, she needs to concentrate on getting to know boys as friends, on her athletics, her friendships with girls and her school work. Some other kids in my class have boyfriends, (some since 2nd grade! Of course most 11 year olds don't relate romantically the same way older teens do. First, encouraging friendship is always better since kids relate more honestly when friendship, rather than romance is the focus.