What do you do when your tween
starts having crushes
or declares that she now has a boyfriend
or he has got a girlfriend
? Sure, you're familiar with the motions of puppy love and the kilig
feelings that come with having a boyfriend for the first time, but it's different now that it's your child who's having the relationship. After all, in your heart, he or she is still mommy's little boy or girl.
Some parents may have nothing against their kids' respective boyfriends and girlfriends, but what if you do? Here's some advice on how to deal
with your teen's budding love life.
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(First published in
Good Housekeeping Magazine, Raising Kids section as "Mom,
May Syota na Ako!" in April 2004; adapted for use in Female Network. All photos for illustrative purposes only.)
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