Feeling older and more mature than you really are can lead to choices and responsibilities you’re not ready for.Middle schoolers are naturally interested in sex and all things related, because their bodies are in hormonal overdrive.Spending time with a boyfriend or girlfriend is fun.Spending lots of time with a boyfriend or girlfriend takes you away from your friends. But middle schoolers who have girlfriends or boyfriends miss out on great platonic relationships.
I would encourage you to look for opportunities for the guy to make an effort toward you.” 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.So she’s not going to date anyone else for a while.” The kicker? It’s not like we, as parents, can prevent their sudden interest in the opposite sex because, well–But allowing that new interest to move quickly into a serious romantic attachment with a peer has its pitfalls.Sometimes they break up with a romantic attachment to find that while they were all dreamy-eyed and in love, their other friendships cooled for lack of attention, leaving them “lost” in the social landscape.Having a girlfriend makes you feel older and cooler.