12. She’s barely hit middle school and obsesses about boyfriends and baby names.
In high school, when I got a little self-confidence and some male attention, no one could tell me anything. We all get boy crazy, but if your tween’s curiosity in boys interferes with her grades and other interests, it’s time to have a talk about priorities. It’s okay to fantasize about the future, but picking out baby names and maternity clothes is not a good look for your middle-school daughter.