Groups can offer a safe, protective way for kids to learn.
But at the same time, parents need to discuss not going too far too fast.
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Putting limits on what kids can do gives them time to understand in a more relaxed and informal setting, while giving them the confidence and skills they will need to move away from group settings.
Like adults, most kids think their peers are having more sex than they actually are.
"But I didn't start dating until I was 18," says Mom. According to one survey, nearly half of teens between the ages of 11 to 14 years old are dating.
More and more parents are faced with this dilemma today.
There is interest, but they are not coupled up, which is normal.