My 13 year old daughter (my last of 3 children- older brothers
are 16 & 22) is in the eighth grade in a Catholic school,
plays sports, altar serves and is a straight A student.
She has grown into a remarkable young lady that is well-liked
by both her peers (boys & girls) and adults. I have always encouraged open
communication with all of our children and I truly feel
that she openly communicates with me and my dh.
I’ve noticed for a while now her sudden interest in boys,
which I do know is very normal for this age.
It has been no more than a comment about a "cute boy"
and giggly girl stuff. However, tonight she asked me
if a mother of one of the boys in her class had called me.
I had said no and of course asked her why?
She proceeded to tell me her and this boy would like
to get together this Saturday and “hang out” at his
house. :eek: As much as I wanted to say “absolutely not”!
I just repiied that the mom hadn’t called and asked again
the purpose of the get together. I got the same answer.
Although, I do know the boy’s parents and they are a nice
family (he is an only child) I am just really struggling with this and what to
decide when this mother calls. Please note DH is not
too much help here. His feelings are that this is all
normal and it’s just kids wanting to have fun.
Am I overreacting here? What message am I sending
my daughter if I let her go? Should I have the boy come
to our house? (picture- 2 older brothers looking at him)
Any advice is appreciated. Thanks so much!