Dating tips for eleven year olds
I have always been as open & honest with him in regards to anything he has ever wanted to ask.He's at the age were everyone is "going out" with someone.Anyone out there already been or currently going through this??Hi C., He sounds pretty grown up for an 11 year old boy.
There is absolutely no need for alone time or unsupervised communication at this age!!!Let him know that anywhere under the clothing is out of bounds, but he can be friends.My experience with my two boys (one grown, one in college) is that at the age of your son "going out" is more of a status thing at school than actually going anywhere.I know you are just asking a question about dating, but at the age of 11 its a good time for parents, especially dad to encourage their boys to spend the time preparing for one of the most exciting times of life..in my opinion that's not by dating, even though the interest may be there...letting your son know that this is a really special part of life and that girls his age may be trying to get his attention, (or he may start to be distracted by them) If he takes this time of life to begin developing his own character, one day the best will come.Dating is relatively a new concept historically, and used to mean going and doing something fun..goal was self-gratification.