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The ultimate reason for dating is to find a spouse.

Notice what "dating" seems to mean to your child and then talk about it.

Dear Kim, Thank you for your excellent question and for your patience in waiting for my response!

It is a relevant question, in a society that pushes dating at such a young age.

Seriously, though, when is your child ready to date? "At this age, kids use dating labels but aren’t ready to have much direct one-on-one interaction beyond maybe sitting together at lunch or recess," says Dale Atkins, Ph D, a family therapist in New York.

"Most of the activity happens in a pack, and communication takes place between friend groups." By 8th grade, dating probably means talking on the phone and hanging out, usually in groups.

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