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Hi BeingGirl Experts,

Well this may not be a question to you, but it is to me, and I would be very happy if you answered it. Okay, here it goes: well you know when a girl is in her puberty years, and her mom wants you to tell her everything that is happening? And, well, it's kind of weird telling my mom. But I don't want to hurt her feelings.

 

What should I do?

 

Bette

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Dear Bette,

Being a teen is fun and hard, just as being a mom is fun and hard. Chances are mom is nervous about you maturing and having interests that don’t involve her. She may not even realize she has these feelings. Some ideas you may find helpful when interacting with mom include: 

  • Avoid starting sentences with, "Everyone else..." because this pushes parents' buttons.
  • Agree with mom sometimes and try saying, "That's true," or, "Good idea," or "I see what you mean."
  • Giving her occasional compliments like, "That looks nice," or "That was a great meal," might just lift her mood.
  • Be as grown up as you can. When you act like an adult, chances are better you will bring out the adult in your mom as well.
  • And don't try to have the last word.

 

Changing patterns involves hard work, but it is possible. You can do this!

 

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Puberty12
Puberty12
Posted July 29, 2014
My parents said 15 for me 1 more year to go
horselover511
horselover511
Posted January 08, 2014
My dad always says that I am not allowed to date until I am35 and if I break that rule I am pretty sure he would lock me in the basement if I started to date before them p.s. talking to it dad about, well, pretty much anything girly is easier said than done
fashionqueen21
fashionqueen21
Posted December 15, 2012
My mom does reverse psycology on me. If i ask her to date she's always says you know what to do when im not even sure
JJ Foey
JJ Foey
Posted October 09, 2012
My mom wont let me date till im 15. like 3 or 4 years. i have a boyfriend though, and i just call him my guy friend. totally harmless in my free family. My parents let everything slide.
Movie Starkz
Movie Starkz
Posted July 04, 2013
I have no idea why, im not allowed. honestly I don't know what my parents expect that im going to do. Either way im not all that interested in dating.
iLuvmusic029
iLuvmusic029
Posted August 20, 2012
My mom doesn't really care if I date or not as long as I'm safe and responsible. But, sometimes I wonder if my dad was here (my parents are divorced) what would he say when I tell him that I want to date?
XxHoloxX
XxHoloxX
Posted July 29, 2012
my mom will literally kill me if i said i'm dating a boy wow things will get ugly. When she's done with me the house will be upside down
gummball987
gummball987
Posted August 12, 2012
ya my mom will let me date its jux my dad ugh parents
Mollie10
Mollie10
Posted July 09, 2012
i'll be 14 in less than a week, and im not allowed to go to the movies with a guy by ourselves. i have to have a group of people.. :/
1032 atlanta dr
1032 atlanta dr
Posted July 19, 2012
I'm 16 and my mom won't let me but my dad is totally fine with it. Every time I mention the word date she yells at me and says that I can't date till I'm 30. story of my life: /
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