Seriously, though, when is your child ready to date? "At this age, kids use dating labels but aren’t ready to have much direct one-on-one interaction beyond maybe sitting together at lunch or recess," says Dale Atkins, Ph D, a family therapist in New York.
"Most of the activity happens in a pack, and communication takes place between friend groups." By 8th grade, dating probably means talking on the phone and hanging out, usually in groups.
Are they confident and able to take care of themselves? Do they look physically more mature than they are, emotionally?
"A 12-year-old who looks 16 isn’t ready to date someone who is 16," Anthony says.
"The problem with that attitude is that your kid still is a kid.
And he or she needs your guidance and support right now." You don’t want them learning the rules of dating from peers or the media, without your input.
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