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Encourage her to be friends with a wide spectrum of people (without forcing the issue), and always, always assume the best — so will she.” There’s a lot that’s cool about middle school.
While much is written about mean girls, it’s important for parents to realize how much fun this time can be socially for their daughters.
Girls live their lives online, doing homework, watching TV, and talking to friends simultaneously. “Hormones make many girls feel edgy, crabby, cranky, and teary,” notes Steiner-Adair.
While they can use the Internet in wonderful ways, they can sometimes use it to flame and shame each other, spread vicious rumors, and post malicious information behind girls’ backs. “Everyone’s bodies are developing and changing at different rates and this often makes girls feel uncomfortable with their own.” Raging hormones and interest in boys can also disrupt the existing social order.
At this stage, when girls get together what they mostly do is talk.
They talk in person about music and clothes and boys — and then they talk online.
The findings were at the very least quite alarming and you may want to read on to find out why.
The students who began dating early, in middle school that is, were significantly more likely to eventually drop out of school, have worse study skills and to use marijuana and alcohol in high school than their later dating peers.
Perhaps middle school and dating should be mutually exclusive.
It may be that the early daters are greater risk takers in general.
On the other hand, dating is hard and complicated for individuals of any age so these young middle schoolers may be particularly ill-equipped to deal with dating, break-ups and all of the emotional complications associated with intimate relationships.
Another possibility is that these early daters get distracted at an early age, develop a habit of always being in a relationship and lose focus on how to handle all aspects of life in a healthy manner.
The most likely explanation for why early dating is associated with later difficulties is likely to be a confluence of the factors I mentioned above.