Try to focus on finding out how the boy or girl treats your tween first.
Your child won't be as open about that if you demonize who they are dating. One study found that 20% of 12 to 14-year-olds had had a relationship that lasted at least 11 months.
I fought those affections like crazy." But as an undeniable connection formed, Leah finally made a bold request: "I told the Lord, unless I hear Travis say, 'The Lord has laid it on my heart that you are to be my wife,' I will not move forward." The night before the two gave a group presentation together, they met to pray.
"After we prayed, Travis took up the courage and said those exact words! "That's what I had been waiting for." Although many of the questions I receive are from women who are considering whether or not to date a younger man, many of the same principles apply to the decision-making process regardless of who's older.
Tweens tend to pick their boyfriend or girlfriend based on the person's looks, clothes and/or social status.