Tah - posted on 09/25/2011 ( 32 moms have responded )
okay..so ive been to lowes to get the bars for sydneys window, but before i pull out the ladder, is dating in 3rd grade harmless or does it set the stage for something more. Here it is...i was sitting in my bathroom giving rylan a bath and re-twisting sydney's hair..2 birds, one stone, and we were talking about school, if anyone was teasing, her, bullying her, her friends...an incident on the bus where these girls were fussing and cussing and asked her to join in(she had the good sense to say no..whole other story) and she mentioned how one girl had a boyfriend....no she doesn't she's too young was my response..."Ha...no way mom, people started dating last yead in 3rd grade and they do this year too"..(she's in 4th)..so i asked her if she had a boyfriend and how she needs to focus on school and how boys will be here forever trust me blah blah blah...then i remembered articles i have read before of children as young as 11 being pregnant etc etc and i wonder did it start with a little so-called innocent boyfriend at 8 or 9 years old or am i overreacting...so i decided to ask you ladies..
do you think it's harmless??
what would your reaction be??
what age do you think is appropriate to start having a boyfriend??
do you think if you allow it at too early an age it can posibly open the door for something else??