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And his birthday is just around the corner and she’s babbling on about whether to buy him a shirt or a CD.
“Mom, what do you think that Jason would like better? ” Great, from zero to practically married in 10 seconds flat and the kid is now vacillating between the highs that come from feeling in love and the lows of fearing rejection.
If appropriate, consider discussing these same issues with the boyfriend (or girlfriend), as well as with his parents.
Trust me, his mom or dad would want this information as much as you would, and it’s better to not keep important issues hidden from the other parents.
OK — your 13-year-old daughter comes home from school and dreamily announces that she’s in love with the hottest guy in her grade.
What’s even more astounding is that the kid has actually admitted to liking her also.
Although tween and teen romance is normal, it’s not without some pretty heavy ups and downs.
Talk to your teen about appropriate relationships and what to watch for when committed to one.
Teenagers are young and inexperienced; while they think they know what's best, a parent can see emotional destruction long before the teen feels it.
And if your child winds up being the “dumped” and not the “dumpee,” I’ve found that distraction often works best in these situations — send your daughter flowers from Mom and Dad.
Even though it may not hold the same significance as a bouquet from the heathen who just broke up with your lovely daughter, it will help to smooth over hurt feelings to some extent.