My 15 yo was invited to her first high school homecoming dance by a boy who thinks he's cool and trys to act cool but he's not (words from my dd) and kept coming to her about several of her friends asking if he should invite them. He has txted her for a couple months about a couple girls. This started 3 weeks ago about homecoming though. A week before homecoming he throws a soccer ball at her in the hall saying "it's my goal to take you to homecoming" kinda catchy but couldn't this be a 'teaching moment' about standing up for yourself when it comes to a boy 'picking you last, like at the bottom of his totem pole' and we think she should give the ball back. What do you think?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 9:11 AM on Sep. 25, 2013 in Teens (13-17)
Answer by charlotsomtimes at 9:35 AM on Sep. 25, 2013
Answer by feralxat at 9:35 AM on Sep. 25, 2013
Personally, If I knew a guy had asked several other girls before me, I probably wouldn't have gone with him. I agree that she should place more value on herself, and applaud you for letting her know that she has more value than to be last choice on someone's list. I'd ask her if she wants to go so badly that she's willing to be a 'last resort'?
In our school they let groups of girls or boys go to dances without dates. If she doesn't get asked as someone's first choice, I'd encourage her to get a group of girlfriends together that haven't been asked and go together just to enjoy the party!
Answer by ohwrite at 9:41 AM on Sep. 25, 2013
Answer by wendythewriter at 9:48 AM on Sep. 25, 2013
Answer by charlotsomtimes at 9:51 AM on Sep. 25, 2013
Answer by feralxat at 9:55 AM on Sep. 25, 2013
Answer by missanc at 9:57 AM on Sep. 25, 2013