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Re: When to say yes?
      04/27/07 06:43 PM

Apparently, in 5th grade it means that they "claim" each other as bf/gf. That's about it.

In Jr. High (at least around here), it evolves to note passing, IMing and maybe some phone calls. It also means that you (might) stand/sit next to each other at public events. You may even arrange to be at the same place around the same time with your parents...like the drive-in or a baseball game....where you would stand/sit next to each other. 8th grade does seem to lead to public hand-holding, and maybe some kissing.

Keep in mind, of course, that there are always exceptions to the "norms." Some kids may be sexually active at 12 years old, while others could still care less at 18 years old.

My daughter had her first boyfriend this year....7th grade. It lasted for about 3 months. Honestly, I think he was interested in things she wasn't ready for, so she broke up with him. There have been some crushes since then, but nothing major, MAJOR.

It's great that she came to you about this issue. I would just ask her what having a boyfriend means to her....and see where her head is. I'd do whatever I could to keep those communication lines open, though.

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* When to say yes? lifegoeson 04/27/07 04:38 PM
. * * Re: When to say yes? Rebecca5   04/27/07 06:43 PM
. * * Re: When to say yes? lifegoeson   04/28/07 07:19 AM
. * * Re: When to say yes? changes   04/29/07 12:28 PM
. * * Re: When to say yes? Rebecca5   04/28/07 04:21 PM
. * * Re: When to say yes? Debi   04/28/07 11:20 AM
. * * Re: When to say yes? PhoenixRising   04/27/07 06:28 PM
. * * Re: When to say yes? nrvouswrk   04/27/07 06:32 PM
. * * Re: When to say yes? Debi   04/27/07 05:41 PM
. * * Re: When to say yes? nrvouswrk   04/27/07 04:46 PM

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