A couple of weeks ago I received an email from my daughter’s school, addressed to the parents of all Year 5 students.
The email was entitled ‘A Sensitive Matter’, and though the subject line was cryptic, I knew exactly what it referred to.
Until a couple of weeks later, when she came home with some news.“Mathew* asked me out,” she told me. About a week into their romance - which consisted of Skype messages and games at recess - the entire Year 5 were summoned in for a Talk.When her 10-year-old daughter announced that she had gone on a date to the park with a boy and he’d asked her to the prom, Rebecca Levey was astounded."Going to the prom is about seven years away," she wrote in a widely-circulated essay about the online dating life of tweens last week.We will try to help you navigate this new world so you can get your sexual needs met without shame and emotional pain.Go into new relationships with honesty and integrity so you don’t hurt yourself and others.Never get a girl who wears pink all the time; likely she is a cupcake.