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Even in kindergarten I remember having a "boyfriend." Of course, it didn't get more serious than playing together at recess. But at a young age we learn that part of becoming an adult is dating. Though elementary school relationships don't really count, kids really do start worrying about that sort of thing in middle school. Or at least in my middle school they did.
When should children be allowed to start dating? And what boundaries do you set for young relationships?
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