9th grader dating a 7th grader
" Predictably, two of the three dads who weighed in responded with "Never!" FM, from Los Angeles, Calif., added "Italian father. My head just exploded at the thought." Here's what the rest of the Web had to say about kids and dating: Define dating Dating" or "Hanging out" Big difference these days ... but around 7th [grade], when the dances start, the dating starts.Depends on the kid - and the date My parents said 16. It also depends on your relationship with your kid and how well you trust him/her, plus the boy/girlfriend and other friends.
Consequently, it's hard to play "good cop/bad cop" by myself. Then, I hand over the cash and lay down my restrictions. Knowing that I've raised a really strong, confident, smart young lady, I worry little that her 8th grade "firsts" will be any more than the innocent "firsts" that I experienced: Nevertheless, I'm freaked the freak out.
When I was around 14 I wanted to go on a date but knew he wouldn't let me.
So we got a bunch of other couples together to go with us (movies) and I told my Dad it couldn't possibly be a date with that many people there and that it was instead a "gathering". I mean really, this girl you are thinking of is obviously your friend so what would making her your girlfriend change? " I told him that until he was mature enough to answer that question, the answer is NO ... He will be 16 in a couple of weeks, and not only was he able to hold that conversation about a year ago, but he is willing to talk now because he knows I'm open & interested.
" "She's in the 8th grade now; you have to loosen the reins." "Tanya, WTF - she's only 12! She deserves to spend time with her friends." "Did I give her enough money? " "I don't know the parents of these kids - they could be private school hooligans." "I'm sure she will call me?
" "Did I remember to threaten her within an inch of her life if I can't reach her on her cell phone? I hope she has a great time." "I really need a glass of wine." Of course, upon picking her up from her "hangout" session, I noticed that her skirt is rolled up two inches higher than permitted at her school.