Last month, I was pushing Ms C in her pram walking towards the car park after picking her and Mr K up from school. A young handsome looking boy (roughly aged 8, from the same school as my son) approached me with his sweetest smile. He came to tell me that Ms C is very pretty. I was pleasantly surprised by the boy’s confidence and chatted to him for a few minutes. Ms C couldn’t be bothered by him though. She is a very proud little girl who has mastered the art of being a little madam.
Since then, each time when we walk past each other, he will peek into the pram to see Ms C. Today, I saw him again running in front of us, paused and had a quick look at Ms C before he left. Hmmm…should I start to get worried?
Subconsciously my mind started to wander and caught myself judging him by appearance, his family (his mum looks like a nice posh lady and she was pushing a Stokke Pram) and what car they are driving! But hang on a minute! I must be mad to be thinking of choosing my future son-in-law! I am not ready to deal with this just yet.
Ms C is only 3 years old and she has a boy admirer. It’s great to have male attention but from a motherly point of view, I think they are far too young to have this attention. Which poses the question – what should I do when Ms C starts receiving attention from boys when she begins reception where there are older boys who want to hold her hand?! Should I tell her to ignore any boys? Then at what age do you start allowing your children to have relationships at school? Or do you lay down the law until they finish uni?
My friend told both of his girls are not to have any relationships till they are in their 30s! Part in jest but part being a concerned father. Do any parents here have such dilemmas?