Middle school dating too young
We started out as friends, but I took the next move and asked him out. I think we are very serious even though I am in sixth grade (first year of middle school).
I have seen some very disappointing things on articles of my situation.
It is important here to make the distinction that the teenage years are not a physiological phenomenon, but a cultural one. Don't get me wrong, I have a young daughter and do not intend to let her date in middle school, but this is where "their business" in doing so lies. School is actually the abnormal thing in this situation.
Perhaps it means something different in different middle school cultures. A boy did ask our daughter out in a more traditional sense. But I'd be just as concerned about letting her have a Facebook page. There's too much girl drama and meanness that happens on Facebook.
My wife has been friended by a number of our daughter's friends, so my wife and daughter read the Facebook posts together.
I'm relieved that our daughter finds their Facebook pages boring. So I'd be just as concerned about Facebook drama among the girls as I would about dating, especially when it isn't necessarily dating.
She is very pretty and popular and all of the boys like her. I was a wallflower with acne and sat home while the other kids went out.
A Confused Mother Dear Mother, First, let me say that we have to be very careful about wishing for popularity for our kids.