At this age, it probably means your son or daughter is sitting next to a special someone at lunch or hanging out at recess.
Groups play a big role in relaying information about who likes whom.
It can be alarming and uncomfortable to think about your child dating.
But don’t pretend it’s not happening (or that it won’t at some point), whether your child has brought it up or not.
It’s important to acknowledge how your child is feeling without trying to pull them out of sadness.
Be patient and sensitive, and remember that sometimes just listening is the best thing you can do.
That in mind, here come the three secret “tests” that every woman uses (even if she doesn’t realize it) to determine whether you are boyfriend material: Test #1: Are You Present?
If your child’s grades are dropping or they aren’t spending much time with friends anymore, consider limiting how much time is being spent with that special someone. It can be a difficult conversation for everyone involved, but it’s critical to be honest and clear about the facts.
With first relationships come first breakups, and those can be painful.
If you want your child to understand your expectations and rules about dating, you need to express them.
Don’t let your child learn about dating from their friends or the media.