Katie and Steve's families were really good friends and Katie had known Steve for as long as she could remember. They were never really good friends, though, until they started the same high school together. They hung out all the time —as just friends. The problem was that Katie's parents acted like Katie and Steve were going out. Katie's mom even called it "puppy love." One time, in front of Steve, her dad said to them, "Here come the lovebirds." It was bad enough that her parents were acting this way, but Katie also noticed that they were making her and Steve uncomfortable around each other. It is time to communicate with parents. It can be tough when your parents treat your guy friend like he's your boyfriend. This probably happens because they're excited for you to experience "puppy love." Maybe they think it's a sign that you're growing up. But if you're in a situation like Katie, why not show your parents that you are growing up by telling them how you feel. Communicating with parents when you don't like the way you're being treated or teased shows maturity, so tell them. They'll be sure to get the message.
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