Dating school teachers
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?
Middle schoolers are naturally interested in sex and all things related, because their bodies are in hormonal overdrive.
Finding out that a boy likes you makes you feel pretty and popular boosting your preteen self-esteem.
Finding out 11.4 days later that he is “so over you”destroys your self-esteem, affirming all of your middle-schooler suspicions that you are unattractive, awkward, and that no one really likes you.
Having lots of one-on-one time with a romantic interest can open the door to experimentation neither kid is really ready for.
Even worse, it seems that the earlier physical relationships start for a teen, the more progressed they are by the high school years.