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Good Housekeeping
Veronica C. Uy, Contributor
June 23, 2011

Young Love: 8 Tips for Dealing with Your Teen's First Relationship

Here's how to guide your tween or teen through boy-girl relationships. By Veronica C. Uy
What do you do when your tween or teen 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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