Dating an older girl in high school
For every upside to middle school romance, there’s a pretty harsh downside.
Rejection is hard at any age but especially so at a stage when you feel physically, emotionally, and socially vulnerable.
Give your child a chance to become more comfortable and mature in his or her own skin, without the need to be identified in any other way. Feeling older and more mature than you really are can lead to choices and responsibilities you’re not ready for.Middle schoolers are naturally interested in sex and all things related, because their bodies are in hormonal overdrive.Take it easy if you’re just getting your feet wet with the whole dating game, and don’t feel a need to rush into anything intense. Show face as often as you can without being that girl that everyone expects to run into.If they’re showing up for class at all, then you know they’ve at least got something going for them.
My daughter often gives me an update on the social goings-on in her class.