Sadly, it's safe to say that even for those of us who were single in our middle school years, unrequited crushes certainly diverted our attention from Mr. Dana Hall McCain. If you react reasonably, with a willingness to learn and be flexible, your child will trust your judgment and continue to seek your advice as the issues around dating become increasingly complex. Walk slow. Grade Levels. Just ask, and then follow their wishes.
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Middle School Dating: How to Turn it Into a Parenting Opportunity
While you have a web of questions in your head about young dating, most of the decisions I see middle schoolers make relate back to just one question: Not defining the relationship would seem totally outrageous to many middle-schoolers. Lots of middle school romance will happen primarily on Snapchat. It leaves me speechless, to be honest. It's important to ease up on the digital PDA.