Hello Christian Moms,
My 12 year old daughter goes to a Christian school. We feel that God has blessed us with such a fine institution.
At this age, my daughter's class is beginning show interest in the opposite sex. I believe that this is natural. The school and the teachers have done a great job in terms of teaching the children that they need friends both boys and girls at this age. But they don't need a 'boy' friend and 'girl' friend.
My daughter's best friend from her class is growing way too fast in my opinion. She is obsessed with boys. Her parents has given her a phone for several years. She texts boys at all times of the middle of the night.
Recently, this 'best' friend invited my daughter to the movies. So I ask the obvious question,"who is going?". Well, we discovered that a group date was in the making with both boys and girls. The girl's parents were even going to be there. The group of girls and boys were going to be chaperoned by the girl's teenage sister.
Even more surprising, the girl's mom called later. She said she knew that her daughter was planning the boy + girl event. She was OK with it and she was going to let her daughter "run" with it.
Perhaps it is my conservative values. Perhaps it is because I only have one child and this family has multiple older children, but I just feel that this standard is a little 'loose' for my family.
In the end, thank God that enough moms like myself said, "no!". The event never happened.
I struggle with the situation. I am sure that it will come back again. Am I just old fashioned?
Struggling Christian Mom.