He's at the age were everyone is "going out" with someone.What/if anything could/should I allow him to do with girls?
Unfortunately for our kids, there is a lot of pressure, even as early as the fourth grade for boys and girls to pair up.
My daughter had told me of a recent talk they’d had at school, and I had been waiting for the follow up email.
The talk wasn’t on puberty – they'd had that talk the previous year. Over the past couple of months, boys and girls in the year have started asking each other ‘out’.
However, there is a major difference at her age between liking boys and dating them.
I believe that 11-year-olds are far too young to engage in dating behaviors.
In an attempt to "reconnect" with the youths of America, I made a phone call to my 11-year-old niece to get the scoop on what it's like to date in the age of texting, Snapchat, and those little rubber bracelets that mean different things based on the color. During the conversation, my niece enlightened me and also made me feel incredibly uncool for not touching a female until I was 15.