Wood April 26, Photo courtesy of Rawpixel. Read an updated feature story with information on how social media is affecting teen dating here. Perhaps the thought of all those sweet young couples slow dancing under paper streamers coaxes a nostalgic sigh or two. Smartphones and social media can lay traps for preteens and young teens. Young teens have especially fragile egos, so negative peer feedback on social media can be especially damaging. The rest are either completely single or talking to someone.
Middle School Dating: How to Turn it Into a Parenting Opportunity
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If dating in middle school terrifies you, take stock of your concerns. Another article we thought you'd appreciate: Instead, choose the top one or two to discuss calmly and without criticism. Whenever your child wants something, they are more open to listening to you. Use that to your advantage. This is a good opportunity to share your values, perspectives, and hopes.
Dana Hall McCain My daughter often gives me an update on the social goings-on in her class. Everyone in this story is eleven. It leaves me speechless, to be honest. The middle school years are a time of major transition for kids as nature forces them along the path toward adulthood.
Rules About Cell Phones and Computers 1. You cannot have a cell phone until you can pay the monthly fee 2. You must get on line in the family room 4. The websites you visit must follow the same standards as movies and T. You may not text or get on line before or during homework 6.