Why didnt you tell me? Youre too young!” I do my best to assure parents that these crushes are a normal step in middle school development. These are healthy feelings that parents cant control, coerce, or legislate. Its a difficult lesson to learn, and one I had to learn with my own sons.
Can a 12 year old have a crush?
Its perfectly normal for boys and girls to start liking each other during the preteen years. Its very new, so it might feel awkward or strange. Its also fine if kids feel too young to get involved in this lovey-dovey stuff. The good news is that almost all kids think girls and boys can be friends.
What do you do when you have a crush in middle school?
TipsTalk to your closest and best friends about your crush. Eye contact is important for both friendship and love. Give your crush some personal space. Laugh or at least smile at his jokes to let him know that you really pay attention at him.More items
What is the right age to have a crush?
Although Jamies infatuation caught me off guard, experts say that kids commonly have their first crush when theyre 5 or 6. Younger children focus their love on their family, explains Cynthia Langtiw, Psy.