Yeah so my daughter is going to be 9 this month, she's in the 3rd grade, and I know her friend who is a year younger than her has had a "boyfriend" already. When that whole topic came up she told me that she thinks she is too young for a boyfriend, so that was a relief.
Well, last night at the park there was a boy from her class there and he kept following her around (literally stalking her) and talking to her and stuff. Then his friends were like "Hey, he thinks your hot" and to my relief she just said whatever and walked away. Talking to her about it later she said that he likes her but she doesn't like him but I'm certain that we need to have some more talks now. Even though she said she doesn't like him it is obvious that she liked the attention. She kept finding herself passing by his group of friends and it was really uncomfortable for me to watch, and her dad was steamed about the whole thing.
We haven't talked about this kind of stuff too much, I pretty much try to let this stuff come up naturally but my daughter reminds me a lot of myself at that age. She's very private and it's hard to get her talking about something that she's the slightest embarrassed or unsure of. We had some talks not too long ago when she was curious about some stuff but now I've ordered a book from Amazon that I can look at with her or let her look at on her own (after I screen it first of course) if she's more comfortable.
This whole type of situation is really new to me and I'm just looking for any advice, moral support or anyone with similar stories to tell. I really hoped to wait a bit longer before dealing with this type of girl/boy action.