Dating tips for eleven year olds
I was so naive that I couldn't imagine doing anything like that. Truthfully, I doubt if "everyone" is going out with someone.
Needless to say, my mom decided I wasn't going to be friends with this girl any longer. Kids your sons age think that one to three people means "everyone".
I have an 11 year old boy who's very interested in girls.
I have always been as open & honest with him in regards to anything he has ever wanted to ask.
Tell him that all the really smart beautiful girls are going to be in college and he does not want to be already tied down to somebody since he was 11 when he gets there.
They need you to help them make long term goals and you need to help him aim higher than just hooking up with girls. They can only get somewhere if a parent takes them! My son who just turned 12 said he had 3 "girlfriends" last year. Cool" and I never heard a girl call the house for him or heard him call a girl. I personally am not going to let my son go on a "date" until he's going to high school.
One of the things he said that I remember is that "we don't open the doors for women because they are women, we open doors for women because we are gentlemen." He also talked openly about the issues with sex and dating, etc.
It has been several years now, so I don't recall what is age-appropriate for your son, but it seems like his talks and book/books were insightful. We never allowed our son or two girls to get involved in these kinds of adolescent going together kind of things and they were so glad when they were older.
There's nothing wrong with taking a group of kids out for an ice cream.My guess is that your son would be secretly relieved if you put the brakes on any sort of "dating" at this time.