There is absolutely no need for alone time or unsupervised communication at this age!!!
) for Voddie Baucham Jr's book called, What He Must Be..he wants to marry my daughter....
I know you are just asking a question about dating, but at the age of 11 its a good time for parents, especially dad to encourage their boys to spend the time preparing for one of the most exciting times of life..in my opinion that's not by dating, even though the interest may be there...letting your son know that this is a really special part of life and that girls his age may be trying to get his attention, (or he may start to be distracted by them) If he takes this time of life to begin developing his own character, one day the best will come.
He can even tell him he is teaching him what he needs to know for when it's time to date: holding your chair at dinnertime, helping you on with you coat, holding the door open for you and other women, grooming, hygine, safty issues, etc. Also, it's time to communicate with him what your beliefs are about sex.
Our beliefs are that sex is only appropriate in marriage, and we were clear with our boys about that. No shame, just wanting to have what is beautiful when it is time.
Hi C., He sounds pretty grown up for an 11 year old boy.