11 year old dating 16 year old
An astonishing 40% of 14-18 year old girls have sex they don't want simply because they don't want to upset their boyfriends.
Finally, when kids are in elementary school and junior high, have frequent discussions about what's going on in your child's class. Then, if your daughter says that she has a boyfriend and wants to date- ask specifically what she means.
Dating at our age is a crush, or a very good friend of the opposite gender.
My 11 year old daughter has a "boyfriend", what should I do?
Every parent must make decisions about dating and if your fifth grade daughter tells you she has a boyfriend, you'll have to make some decisions sooner rather than later.
So, right from the get go, encourage your daughter to forge healthy friendships with boys.
Let her know that the best way to get to know the real-deal is through friendship, not dating.