Little Maya was all curly brown hair, doe-like dark eyes, and adorable in her shiny pink nightgown. Because they are so darling I just want to burst when I meet them, honestly. This week ABC news reported that nearly half of all three- to six-year-old girls worry about being fat. Bloom graduated early and Phi Beta Kappa from UCLA, where she was national college debate champion, and then from the Yale Law School, where she won the moot court competition.
I was shocked that she would even think about the concept of dating at such a young age.
My husband and I have been discussing the answer to our daughter's question and we just don't know the right answer.
Adolescents who are dating because of peer pressure or a need to belong can experience significant disappointment.
Teen pregnancy, Sexually transmitted infections, broken hearts, and depression, are common themes for those who work with teens.
It is estimated that 15 percent of teen suicides are due to the breakup of an unhappy dating relationship.