A high schooler dating a middle schooler
G., I recently read your article warning parents about the perils of young teens and dating. When I was pregnant I prayed to have a popular child who would be happy and be sought out by the opposite sex. Can you explain some more what you have against young teens dating?
—interested in sex, whereas girls, no matter how boy-crazy, tend to focus on relationships.
Yes because my girlfriend helps me with a lot of things.
She helps me when I'm stressed or worried and makes me happy when I'm sad. In middle school, kids go through puberty and are attracted to each other you can't stop it.
Teen romance may have been dissected a million ways by popular culture, but that dubious analysis pales in comparison to a recent study that followed the arc of teen dating from grades 6 to 12.
“We see four trajectories,” says Pamela Orpinas, a professor of behavioral research at the University of Georgia and the lead author of the study, which included 600 students.