If your 10-year-old is ‘dating’.

If your 10-year-old is ‘dating’.

Kerri Sackville

A few weeks ago we received a message from my daughter’s college, addressed to your moms and dads of most Year 5 pupils.

The e-mail was entitled ‘A Sensitive Matter’, and although the line that is subject cryptic, we knew just what it known. My child had told me of a current talk they’d had in school, and I also was in fact looking forward to the followup e-mail.

The talk wasn’t on puberty – they’d had that talk the previous year. Plus it wasn’t on bullying, as they’ve covered that lots of times. The talk had been on an even more topic that is delicate. Dating in 12 Months 5.

Within the couple that is past of, girls and boys within the 12 months have begun asking one another ‘out’. This does not suggest actually going anywhere; at 10 and 11 years old, these k Dark Ages 80’s whenever I had been a young adult.

My child nevertheless speaks if you ask me about every thing, so we knew this ‘dating’ was taking place. (more…)