With first relationships come first breakups, and those can be painful.
It’s important to acknowledge how your child is feeling without trying to pull them out of sadness.
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.
While there may be interest between two in particular, it’s not double-dating so much as a group heading out or meeting up at the movies or the mall. There’s no right answer, even if most parents feel strongly that sometime around age 35 is perfect.Circle of Moms member Lynn W., whose sixth grade son is among the youngest in his class, worries that some of his friends already have girlfriends."I think 11 -12 is still too young for that stuff...When your child mentions dating or a girlfriend or boyfriend, try to get an idea of what those concepts mean to them.Take note of how your child reacts when you discuss dating.When you think about, it’s actually the first intimate relationship your child is making with someone outside of the family. Remember that high school romances tend to be self-limiting, but look for warning signs too.