In fact, the other day, I overheard my son and a few friends talking about a girl they thought was cute.
Older boys often pursue girls who mature earlier physically and these girls are often flattered and excited by this attention (for example, the freshman girl who is romanced by the senior boy).Although it's usually true that girls do mature socially earlier than boys do, we are not talking here about socialization skills -- we are talking about 11-year-olds dating.However, there is a major difference at her age between liking boys and dating them.I believe that 11-year-olds are far too young to engage in dating behaviors. The point of running game is to make the girl feel insecure and to pique her interest through manipulating the situation, and it’s a terrible tactic, and it just shows your insecurity.
Don’t wait three days to call or act like you’re busy when you’re not. I would not belittle or embarrass your daughter by making fun of her sudden attraction to "the guys at school," but I would set clear dating guidelines at this time.Boys and girls socializing together at this age is healthy, but in my opinion, individual dating should not be encouraged or allowed.Although your daughter may look years older than her age, her emotional intelligence, reasoning, and judgment have a long way to go to catch up to her body.In essence, she may be a girl with the body of an older teen, but her emotional and intellectual makeup remains that of an 11-year-old.For a girl who has physically matured at an early age, your daughter may possibly be dealing with some surging hormones and the beginnings of her body's sexual awakening.