So her emotions may go up and down with everything he posts.As a parent, social media is something that you have to adapt to.Q: [Tween] “My daughter just got her first ‘boyfriend’ and he is all she can talk about.They are only 8th graders so they don’t actually ‘go’ anywhere, just publicly admit to the crush.If she talks a lot about it I would listen, but encourage her by reminding how important it is for her to maintain her own life, goals and objectives. But maintain your parental role by continuing to encourage her to be happy with herself, focus on her grades, sports and all the things which make her lovable, so she doesn’t lose sight of herself due to her strong feelings for him.I’d also recommend these words of wisdom to your daughter, “You have to love yourself first and foremost and you do that by not letting any boy be the center of your universe.You need to live your life around you and fit him in.Hold back from trying too hard in order to get and keep his attention.
When I worked with couples as both a Domestic Violence Victim Advocate and a Planned Parenthood Certified Responsible Sexuality Educator, I saw the problem that a lack of boundaries can cause. I even struggle with them in my own life, and I've had years of training on the subject.The point is, you need to share your feelings before you share your statues, and respect those digital boundaries.Maybe you have joint finances and you want your partner to know your ATM pin and your online banking passwords.To be whole, strive to be a girl he has to work for to deserve.” You will see her confidence rise as she practices this strategy. Sherrie Campbell is a licensed Psychologist with two decades of clinical training and experience serving residents of Yorba Linda, Irvine, Anaheim, Fullerton and Brea.She has also written a book, Loving Yourself : The Mastery of Being Your Own Person.