"My mom won't let me have a boyfriend!"
I really want a boyfriend, but my mom wont let me get one. She says it's stupid to have a boyfriend when you are a young teenager and that it's better to be just good friends with a guy. The problem is that I've been talking to this guy I really like and we want to start dating. I don't want to have to hide a relationship from my mom, though.
Our advice? We've learned from experience that friendship often outlasts romance, so there’s no point in arguing endlessly with your mom or being super secretive about such a big part of your life. For now, just enjoy being young and good friends with this boy.