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Parents can unintentionally oversexualize the situation while undercutting healthy feelings.
"Tweens aren't usually that interested in sex itself," says Miller. They want to know how to approach someone they think is cute, not talk about STDs.
To a 13-year-old, a new rival for her crush's attention can be the worst thing ever. D., a child and adolescent psychiatrist in San Francisco.
"Kids want someone to hear them out and help them make sense of what they're experiencing—not to tell them it'll be over by tomorrow." For many adults who grew up with heat doodles and do-you-like-me-check-yes-or-no notes in middle school, watching their kids hook up and break up via Facebook, Twitter and text feels not only alien but scary, because it's often unsupervised.
That's no simple task—kids seem to leapfrog from sweet curiosity about the opposite gender to demanding to know when they're allowed to date to holding hands, kissing and more.
"Between the ages of 10 and 13, kids start having crushes and thinking about sexuality and romance, however they envision it," says Marilyn Benoit, M.
I put on a brave face as she got out of the car in her polka-dot dress (with a denim jacket for her signature swagger). But what I really wanted to say as she disappeared into the crowd of sixth-grade bravado was, "Wait—come back!
" She still seemed too young for a middle-school mixer and the awkwardness that accompanied it.
Experts say parents can't do much to protect kids from the bumps and bruises of first crushes beyond keeping the lines of communication open and offering comfort.
D., a child and adolescent psychiatrist in Villanova, Pennsylvania.
"Biologically, it's what their bodies are telling them to do—they're in the early stages of puberty.
I would like to start off this post by saying that, yes, the rumors are true: I did not date anyone while I was in middle school.
At the time, I was far too busy with other things, like curating the right layout for my Myspace page and trying to convince people that while I probably like I was into fan fiction, I had actually never written fan fiction in my life (due to my strict anti-fan fiction policy built on the premise that the very idea of fan fiction sullied the actual author’s intention) and thus, I simply did not have the time.