A high schooler dating a middle schooler
This is not for the faint of heart, but you can do it.Otherwise, how will your tween know what’s appropriate?Other kids didn’t date much in middle school but dated frequently in high school.A larger-than-expected proportion of kids – 38% – dated frequently from sixth grade on.
Before you allow or celebrate your middle-schooler’s boyfriend or girlfriend, consider these pros and cons of middle school romance.My daughter often gives me an update on the social goings-on in her class.Last week she said, “Did I tell you that Allie broke up with Carter Smith?The Healthy Teens Longitudinal Study followed over 600 students for seven years, from the sixth through 12th grades.
It looked at frequency of dating in relationship to high school dropout rates and teacher ratings of study skills.” She went on to say, “They’d been dating for like six months, but she said she didn’t want a boyfriend right now. Eleven and trying to figure out the dynamics of a months-long exclusive relationship and using words like “dating” to describe them. The middle school years are a time of major transition for kids as nature forces them along the path toward adulthood.