"I'm at the age where I'm becoming interested in boys, and there's a big possibility that I might get a boyfriend. My mom is okay with it, but I'm worried that my dad might not be ready to let me date. My dad and I are moving to another state while my sister finishes high school, so this will become a big problem! Should I talk to him?" -Stephanie, 13
First of all, this is amazing news and something to be very excited about! The possibility of getting your first boyfriend is thrilling and gives you those good butterflies in your stomach. It’s great to hear that you have already had this conversation with your mom.
When it comes to having a talk with your dad, you must remember that every girl goes through this stage in her life: the stage of wanting her first boyfriend, getting her first kiss or really just the first time she's into a boy. So, don’t be shy when you want to talk about it with anyone, especially your dad! If you can’t figure out the right words to say when the time comes to have this conversation with him you could ask your sister. Chances are, she's been through it too and will know the exact words to use so he will feel comfortable and at ease with the situation. If she doesn’t know how to handle it, the best thing to do is to stay calm!
Make sure you tell him what is going on clearly and how you exactly feel – and make sure you give him the time to say how he feels about it. This will not only help both of you get on the same page regarding boyfriends and relationships but it may also create a stronger bond between you. The most important thing is to be open and honest.