Once you know your boundaries, demand that they be respected. Sometimes the strongest boundaries are mental, or emotional. That's not to say that you can't form a lasting relationship at a young age, it just means that you need to be ready for long distance and a whole new set of problems as an adult. I also started having what I eventually realized was a crush on a girl at school.This really has come about because Chris’ inbox has been filling up with readers sending her personalized emails asking her advice and since we’re all in this together, why not share with you all, right?If you have a question, please email Chris at this specific email address: adviceforparentsoftweens[at]gmail[dot]com.High schools are full of rumors and drama - don't get sucked into arguments caused by something a friend of a friend might have seen. Most of bad break-ups and horrible fights of high school dating could have been avoided if the couple had made an effort to talk to one another about problems instead of jumping to conclusions. Don't push your boundaries, and don't let anyone else cross them.If you don't know what the boundaries are in your relationship, establish them before you end up in an uncomfortable situation. Remember that after high school, life changes dramatically.Try to find someone that you think you can relate to - socially and mentally. Nothing is worse than being the one who 'shoulda-seen-it-coming' when a person's old habits repeat themselves. Separate your relationship from your school responsibilities.
We will not allow her to have a boyfriend until she is 16.I was unable to talk to her normally and was so shy around her and I didn't know why.It wasn't until years later that I realized I liked her romantically.Please keep your questions on the issue of raising older kids.**************** Chris, Some of my children’s friends have started dating.