Everyone knows she has a crush on me, and her parents think it's adorable and hilarious. So, my gal (about whom I asked two questions on here) comes in with my dinner, and we embrace and kiss. The 12-year-old girl becomes enraged and begins weeping. She won't say why, but everyone knows...
A tween exists in both childhood and adolescence. An 11-year-old girl is no longer a child, nor is she an adolescent. She's smack dab in the heart of the tween period, which refers to the 10-to-12-year-old age range.
Here's what to anticipate from an 11-year-old, from intricate social dynamics at school to physical changes that might confound and humiliate a tween. Physical changes are common at the age of 11. Puberty may have already begun for girls; for boys, it is usually initiated later (around the age of 12), but it is not unheard of for boys to begin around the age of 11.
Make direct eye contact and smile. Without saying anything, make eye contact with a female to let her know you like her. Look her in the eyes, don't shy away, and don't look below the neck at this moment. If she looks you in the eyes, smiles back, or blushes, you might have a chance. If she frowns or says, "What the heck?"
Yes, if you and the eleven-year-old aren't intending to do anything sexual and you and her parents don't mind. My greatest advise is to consult with both sets of parents. Being friends with an eleven-year-old girl may not be a good idea if you are a heterosexual fourteen-year-old male. There's no telling what they might do together!
The only real rule here is that everyone needs to understand that they're peers in everything but age. If she's willing to let you call her your friend then go for it. You might want to check in with your parents first though since they'll be the ones responsible for enforcing any rules you make.
When your sister has her first infatuation, she is likely to have a strong attraction to the male who catches her attention. Listen to what she's saying, and you'll probably hear exclamations like "He's so gorgeous" or "He's the cutest lad in school." She might even tell some other girl that you're dating! The point is that she is drawn to the boy, but only you can decide if this interest is more than just friendship.
If you are not sure whether your sister has a crush on you, ask her directly. If she denies it, there's no need to worry about being thought of as more than friends. But if she confirms it, go with it! Flirt back and let her see how well you both get along.
Yes, a 12-year-old can date a 16-year-old as long as they do not engage in sexual behavior until they are both at least 18 years old. Such relationships are often called "Zoey's Zoo" or "Emily's Emporium."
The older girl is referred to as a "mature female" or "older woman." The younger girl is referred to as a "younger male" or "younger person." Although there is no specific age difference that would prevent someone from dating, most parents say it is wrong for children of such different ages to be dating. Parents usually worry about their younger child being bullied or abused by the older one.
In some cases, an adult may date a young person under the age of 18 if all parties involved agree to the relationship. If your daughter wants to date someone who is several years her senior, ask yourself these questions: Is this young person providing her with appropriate guidance and experience? Does my daughter feel comfortable and confident around this young person? Are they acting like friends or more?
If you answer yes to all of the above questions, then there is nothing wrong with your daughter dating an older boy. However, if you have concerns or doubts, then she should not be doing so.