Why is this being promoted as the new 'normal' and why is it being touted as a desirable activity for them? First, second and third..'dating' or 'going steady'. I don't care how good looking anyone is as a kid, dating can wait until they graduate. As to what business a child has dating in school: school is for way more than learning.
A "child" spends much of their time in school that, traditionally, would have been spent learning a trade, finding a spouse and even getting married and starting families.
I am not sure how you and your daughter are defining dating.
If it simply refers to exchanging thumbs-up signs or a few text messages that is one thing. For more articles like this please see my website: I came to this website to get advice if I should continue dating or not.
I am not sure why this is the case but I have some ideas.
This is all normal and cognitively, is what they would be doing were it not for our culture.I am in my second relationship and know very well what could happen to me. I believe your advice is solid if what you mean is traditional dating.