Dear Carol

The great BF/parental debate

 
I want to convince my parents that I can hang out with guys and girls and have a boyfriend, but any time I mention this, they get mad. My guy friends are like brothers to me, but my parents always assume that they are my boyfriends, which they aren't. Any suggestions?

 

Dear Talking about Boys to Parents,

 

If you don't have a BF, why stress your parents out over this? Can't you wait until it is more of an issue? It's great to have friends, male and female, so for now, instead of arguing, "I'm old enough to have a BF!" just say, "Mom, Dad, relax. No worries. We're really all just friends."

 

You could also invite the gang over to your place every once in a while. That way, Mom and Dad can see there's nothing to fret over.

 

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BY CAROL WESTON ON 12/24/2010 7:00:00 AM

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