Being a parent means committing to guide your child through many complicated and difficult stages of life.You go from changing their diapers, to teaching them how to tie their shoes, to eventually helping them understand dating and love.But these feelings are leading your child towards a deeper capacity to care, share and develop intimate relationships.There isn’t a ‘right age’ to start having relationships – every child is different, and every family will feel differently about this issue.
They march off en masse to the mall or to the movies, or join a gang tossing a Frisbee on the beach.
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.
You might not feel ready for this, but you have an important role in guiding and supporting your child through this important developmental stage.
Romantic relationships are a major developmental milestone.