Sometimes...believe it or not parents can help with that sort of stuff because they used to date when they were young as well.
I would say when you're a teenager or in highschool, but if you're dating young go out with a group or friends and not just with one person.
So when it comes to dating, how can you prepare yourself to deal with potential questions and issues? This is a statistic that may strike fear in any parent’s heart, so brace yourself. It may not be the kind of “dating” you’re picturing.
Crushes can begin as early as elementary school, but most kids don’t think about “going out” until middle school.
According to the NYU Child Study Center, pre-teens (9 to 12 years old) may say they have a boyfriend or girlfriend, but do not spend time with their crushes outside of school or group gatherings.
The preteen and teen years aren’t easy on you or your child.
As hormones fly, you can expect to deal with your fair share of conflict.
At this age, it probably means your son or daughter is sitting next to a special someone at lunch or hanging out at recess.