Then, be sure to tell her why you are so "mean"- because you love her like crazy. Just warn her that those types of "boyfriends" don't last long. I know it's hard to swallow, but even in sixth grade, some hig risk activites happens and I always hurt when kids who have been down this path land in my office.Finally, we live in an incredicbly superficial society with far too much focus on appearance, weight, sex, etc and we physicians, educators and parents need to counter this by getting kids to focus on deeper things such as character qualities, athletic endevours, music, rather than on young romance. And my opinion is that 11 year olds should be able to "date", but I want the parents to know that not only do I not put up with nonsense from boys...the WORST thing you can do is try to stop her because my parents tried too and we had a bad relationship for a really long time until they realized couldn't stop me because i snuck out in the middle of the night just too see her so just support her and set SOME ground rules between like 3-5 i will be on more if you have any questions Hi,my daughter is 12 and in the 6th grade and has a 14 year old boyfriend in the 8th grade!she has started puberty and i am worried her getting really hung up on the boy.
And if she screams at you that you are the meanest parent in the world, tell her that, yes you are, but she is stuck with you. After all, at that age, it's pretty much just for fun and/ or popularity- no risk whatsoever. Second,while most 11 year olds aren't sexually active, in reality, some are.Unfortunately for our kids, there is a lot of pressure, even as early as the fourth grade for boys and girls to pair up.So if this happens to your child, here are a few recommendations.When teen girls date teen boys, they often look up to them and are vulnerable to wanting to please their dates.Particularly nice, sensitive girls, do things they'd rather not because they don't want to "hurt" their date's feelings.
So, right from the get go, encourage your daughter to forge healthy friendships with boys.