My turning 13 yo son is on a church youth trip to TX this week. The first day his chaperone called just to let me know he's been holding hands and snuggling with a girl he's known for yrs and how did I want it handled. I think this is inappropriate.
I'm wondering where this behavior comes from - he's been AP'd and homeschooled from the start - extended BF, family bed, etc. I thought all that would help fulfill all his physical affection needs for a while. Maybe not! His other friends have not hit puberty yet - he's much taller and more developed - looks older than he is.
Dh and I know what we think about limits, we just aren't sure how to communicate with him when he gets home, without it turning into a battle.
Normal? I guess, but I'm just not ready for this stage yet!! With 4 kids including a newborn, I feel spread sort of thin.