My oldest is 14 (almost 15). Until a couple months ago she never really had much interest in boys, and even turned down a couple guys who asked her out. Now a guy she's been friends with since the beginning of the school year has asked her out. He's a decent kid and we have no problem with them going out, so my husband took her to meet the kid for a movie tonight. My husband walked up to the theater with her and he said she went running up to this boy and hugged him and put her head on his chest. For some reason this bothers me. I don't want her to be clingy to any guy. She always gave me the impression that he was the clingy one at school. I kind of knew she was starting to like him too much, but now I'm thinking I'm just not ready for this whole dating thing. Does it get easier seeing your child cling to their bf/gf? I'm already going to talk to her about it tonight when dh brings her home, but am I being silly?
Asked by Anonymous at 9:53 PM on Mar. 22, 2009 in Teens (13-17)
Answer by mistynights234 at 10:03 PM on Mar. 22, 2009
Thank you mistynights, that's exactly what I'm planning on doing. : ) We always stay up a little later than everyone else and talk so we have a pretty good relationship, but it just kinda weirded me out that she would be all clingy to him. I'm going to tell her that I understand, but I would also like it if she'd not be like that in front of her father and I. This stuff is all so weird, but you're right we have to start to let go at some point. And to think I get to experience this some more in a few years when my next one (she's 11 ) is in high school. I can't wait.
Answer by Anonymous at 10:22 PM on Mar. 22, 2009
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