Anonymous asks:

If my 10 year old daughter asks if she can have her boyfriend come over, what should I do?

In Topics: Parenting / Our Family, Friendships and peer relationships, Teen sexuality and dating
> 60 days ago



Boys Town National Hotline
Jul 5, 2010
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What the Expert Says:

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Ten year-old girls should understand that it is OK to have "boy friends"  but that is not OK to have "boyfriends."  As a parent you need to be aware of the nature of their relationship and you need to be the judge if they should spend time together away from school.  At their age, opposite sex relationships should not be encouraged.  There is nothing wrong with boys and girls being friends.  But when they do have interaction it should always be in the company of adults who provide constant supervision.  

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Take care and best wishes to you and your daughter!

Cynthia, Counselor
Boys Town National Hotline
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