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Within those groups, some pairing off begins, and so does the dating game. A lot of parents are OK with group dating among young teens. For tweens and young teens, hanging out in groups is a natural progression from the girls-only and guys-only hanging-out that has happened up until they found each other more…interesting.
Once kids hit middle school, it’s more comfortable for the girls to learn how to “hang out” with the guys and vice versa when they are surrounded by their peeps.
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And what hormonally driven adolescent boy doesn’t want to up the game with a hormonally driven adolescent girl that wants to keep her friends happy and excited for her?
As children become teens, the pressure to “perform” and “comply” is stronger in groups – that’s HERD MENTALITY.
The adult doesn’t need to hover, but random drop ins and walk throughs will keep the herd mentality from taking over.
As tweens and young teens, it’s important for girls and boys to learn how to interact in positive and healthy ways.
It means that even the nicest, most well-behaved kid will do things in a group that he or she would never do alone or even with one other person.
If you feel better letting them hang out in groups, or group date, just make sure there is an adult (a responsible adult that is not afraid to be the adult) supervising and keeping the herd in-bounds.