Trent believes that as little people they can relate more to fellow little people than to average-height people.
Therefore, he believes it is best for his children to date someone of their stature.
Therefore, he doesn’t want to see his daughter get her feelings hurt. He is always looking out for his children’s best interests. However, he has some concerns about his children dating average-size people.
Don’t minimize, trivialize, or make fun of your child’s first relationship.
When you think about, it’s actually the first intimate relationship your child is making with someone outside of the family. Remember that high school romances tend to be self-limiting, but look for warning signs too.
Groups play a big role in relaying information about who likes whom.
Even if your son is mooning over a certain girl, most 12-year-olds aren’t really ready for the one-on-one interaction of a true relationship.
It can be alarming and uncomfortable to think about your child dating.
But don’t pretend it’s not happening (or that it won’t at some point), whether your child has brought it up or not.You can also consider what other parents are doing.Are lots of kids the same as yours already dating in the true sense of the word?His daughter Elizabeth Johnston comes clean to Trent about talking to a boy. However, this information doesn’t sit well with her father.Trent is aware that people treat little people differently.So when it comes to dating, how can you prepare yourself to deal with potential questions and issues? The American Academy of Pediatrics notes that on average, girls begin dating as early as 12 and a half years old, and boys a year older.