He also shrugged off explicit messages he had sent, claiming he had been drunk and did not mean them.
During this time, your teen is developing his unique personality and opinions.
She is likely also wondering: Where do babies come from? Your early elementary school–age child is probably trying to gather more clues about everything: how exactly male and female bodies differ, how exactly babies are made, and what takes place sexually between adults.
During the preschool years, your child's general curiosity about gender (especially the opposite gender) is probably growing.
Relationships with friends are still important, yet your teen will have other interests as he develops a more clear sense of who he is.
This is also an important time to prepare for more independence and responsibility; many teenagers start working, and many will be leaving home soon after high school.