She’s Starting Puberty! Changing bodies, first dates

Q: Is it too early for my son to be dating?
A: Your son’s first date probably won’t seem like one to you. At this age, dating often means just being around each other, usually with other friends in a group. This works well as a means for your child to enter the world of dating without all the pressure to be alone, maintain a conversation, and spend too much hard-earned pocket money on going out.

This is a new venture for your son so your support is essential. Do take it seriously: Encourage him to bring his friend home and accept his choice even if you’re not convinced this is the right person for him. Show an interest by asking about his friend, but try to avoid too much interrogation, ...

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