Oh, Dad!

Dear PLS,
How do I convince my dad to leave me alone when it comes to boys? He thinks that I am not old enough to talk to boys... or txt them...HELP!!!
Jenny, 12 and a half

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Anonymous cupcakes=) said...

well, just tell him that guys can be friends but nothing more until 16, or nay age that he thinks u can go out with boys, then ask when u were my age weren't girls just friends and not anything else, tell him that you'll be responsible, and u aren't going to go out with them or anything, just tell him that u guys r friends and u'd like to to text and thats all

August 14, 2010 at 5:05 PM  
Anonymous Jane-Lan said...

Dear Jenny,

Hmm, that's a toughie. Do you have a mom? If so, does she support your opinion? If you don't have a mom, did you try telling your dad that you feel uncomfortable when he's around? Another thing is, try making a compromise, by waiting until you're 13 to talk or text to boys. If that doesn't work, please reply a comment to me.

August 14, 2010 at 11:46 PM  
Anonymous Catherine said...

hmmmmmmm, well. I have no boyfriend. I have a few (maybe two or three friends who are boys, but we're just friends.

August 16, 2010 at 3:58 PM  
Anonymous Josie said...

Tell him they're just friends! And that it's possible for boys and girls to be just friends, and if that doesn't work, well, I'm stumped!!!

August 16, 2010 at 8:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well i think you should tell him that we're just friends and that lots of people your age have guy friends too

August 17, 2010 at 4:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well every dad wories about their dauters out there cause of the things that happen to teenage girls in the future. Just try to talk to your dad about this and eccept the response that he will give you. Your dad is just thinking about your saftey, and that's a sigh that he cares for you. Hope this helps.

August 21, 2010 at 4:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

do you thiink he benig unfair

August 23, 2010 at 7:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just say "Dad i know you want to help me but i can do this on my own trust me!" i had this problem and it worked out! ;)

August 23, 2010 at 10:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i would not go behind his back so be honest
with him you have to tell him your 12 not 1
or you cna always talk to mom she will
understand ps:try asking a good bff who knows how to keep a secret

August 26, 2010 at 3:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

although dads can be a little bit overprotective at times (subtle sarcasm, ha ha) remember that he's just doing what he thinks is best 4 u. remind him that though you're not a baby, you'll always be his little girl.
Best of luck!!
:D

August 29, 2010 at 5:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dont worry..just keep it a secret...

August 29, 2010 at 9:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

just be honest: tell your dad that you want to be friends with boys, and nothing more. texting is not nessecary in a relationship so if he doesn't want you texting them, that's fine. he's just trying to protect you from getting hurt, ok?
hope i helped -
veronica t. 12

August 30, 2010 at 12:41 AM  
Anonymous Little Miss Singer\Actress said...

OK,I'm TOTALLY on your dad's side!! and im 11!!!My mom does the same thing with me and what ever reason he tells you is TOTALLY TRUE!!! that is why there are SOOOOO many teenage mothers.Not that one of them could be you!

September 1, 2010 at 11:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tell your dad about your"boyfriend" tell him about your friends qualities and that he has and tell him that you totally trust him. Make sure you compliment your dad and say besides it is just a crush!

September 2, 2010 at 3:36 PM  
Anonymous lina said...

hey jst try 2 convince ur dad and make him trust.i had the same problem last year.

September 10, 2010 at 9:39 AM  
Anonymous drama queen alex said...

all dads are like this they just want you 2 be safe and my dad is so overprotective he is not even going 2 let me have a boyfriend !!!!!!!!so just talk 2 him and do not freak him out!!!!!

September 10, 2010 at 10:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm happy I'm not allowed to date just hang in there my dad (since hes single and i have 3 brothers and no sisters) lets me have guy friends and lets me have them over at the house for foot ball games & stuff. rember we have the rest of our lives to find a guy so relax and enjoy while you can and worry about that drama later (ps whenever i feel like not talking to dad i email him)

September 19, 2010 at 7:26 PM  
Anonymous CaliforniaGurl101 said...

tell ur dad that ur just friends...if that dosent work try talking to a family member about trying to convince him.Good luck:)

September 19, 2010 at 7:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i know my dad does it all the time any i just say NOBODY

September 30, 2010 at 5:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Jenny,
I can totally understand where you're comin' from! It's weird how dads can be at times... over protective! Maybe you can talk to your dad and explain why you want to hang out with them and that you 2 are JUST FRIENDS!!! If that's hard for you have a female that you're close to- whether its a teacher, aunt, grandma- have a chat with him about it.

sorry if this didn't help!

~Jenn

September 30, 2010 at 6:19 PM  
Anonymous soph said...

keep telling him to leave you alone and he will.

October 17, 2010 at 4:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok your dad is being overprotective. I know about it because my best friend gets that treatment. Just ask him about it but if your too nervous to do that ask your mom about it.

October 31, 2010 at 9:25 PM  
Anonymous houleye said...

I have the same promble but i just had to tell my it is okay nothing bad is going to happen

November 26, 2010 at 6:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

just say "dad! were just friends and nothing more! i love you!" i would know most of my bffs are boys! dont worry! your friend autumn

February 22, 2011 at 2:52 PM  
Anonymous ♥Immy♥ said...

hey my dad is the same way!!dont worrie i think every dad is the same way!!He just doesnt want you to grow up to fast

September 5, 2011 at 6:04 PM  
Anonymous Demeter said...

yeah, ditto with my parents!

July 28, 2012 at 4:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My dad said that he will beat up my boyfriend if I have one

July 12, 2013 at 10:21 PM  

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