Facts about dating in high school
I understand how complicated it can be to start high school, which is why I want to tell you guys some REAL advice. You will lose a lot of your friends from middle school. Friends who claimed they would never even look at drugs or alcohol started partying every weekend. It’s really upsetting, but it’s just a part of life that you have to get used to. Your grades shouldn’t be the most important part of the experience. I know you feel like you have no idea what you’re doing and you think everyone else does, but trust me: no one knows what they’re doing. Some people are confident and know how to act like they’ve got it all figured out, but they don’t. A lot of people will you tell you that high school is nothing like . It’s normal to assume teachers are always right because they’re figures of authority. Other times they’ll make a simple mistake on a grade that you can fight.
Let your child know that dropping out of the dating scene – at any age – is fine with you.
I knew exactly three people in my grade, I was painfully shy, and I was also terrified. People change so much in high school, especially in their freshman year. Some of them are really nice and fun, and they’re easy to talk to during free periods or during lunch.
I wanted to make a good impression on people, but simultaneously wanted to blend into the crowd as well. I heard a lot of advice leading up to my first day of freshman year, and that includes cliche things such as: “Don’t do drugs.” “Stay away from the upper classmen.” “Focus on your grades.” “Stick with the people you know.” None of this was very helpful. By the end of freshman year, you’ll probably lose a lot of your old friends. I watched my friends transform into people I never thought they would be. Become friendly with the nice teachers – they’ll help make your day better and your high school career easier. People can be really mean, and sometimes there’s no reason for it. Sometimes you’ll get a teacher who does more harm than good.
Don’t let yourself become emotionally involved in your child’s romances. The more pest-y you can be the less glamorous dating will seem. If your child is already dating and you think it’s too soon, say so.
You might find that your child wants to quit but needs some support. Patricia Anderson is a nationally acclaimed educational psychologist and the author of “Parenting: A Field Guide.” Dr.