And it definitely doesn’t help that finals are quickly approaching and studying will soon devour my life again...Sparklers who know how to juggle, teach me your ways.It can also be a nice way to make a personal connection, learn how respectful relationships are built, and develop personal insight. A 2013 study from the University of Georgia found that middle schoolers who were in high-frequency or back-to-back relationships tended to be prone to higher-risk behaviors, like drinking or doing drugs, later in adolescence. It may seem like a safety net to have more tweens around, but the group mentality can quickly push boundaries.Two awkward, gawky tweens forced to think of conversation is much better than a group of tweens daring the couple to go into a closet for seven minutes.This is not for the faint of heart, but you can do it.Otherwise, how will your tween know what’s appropriate?Perhaps you’re worried about early physical intimacy, heartbreak, or your tween’s reputation.Don’t overwhelm yourself or your child with fears, but take the top one or two and discuss them calmly and without criticism.
And then it comes down to my friends and boyfriend fighting to the death for that third place spot, and I can’t give 100% to both.Let me start off by saying, no, I did not get eaten by a three-headed bear-shark.Of course, that’s the only acceptable excuse for being MIA the last couple of weeks.Here’s just one example of my bad girlfriend behavior: Last weekend, Ash and I had planned on going to the big Christmas celebration downtown, but I got back late from grocery shopping and I really didn’t want to go back in the cold, so we didn’t go.And Ash said “Don’t worry about it.” I hate when he says that. And of course he doesn’t yell; he does the whole “I’m disappointed in you” thing that’s just so much worse.