Why did the chicken cross the road? To get to the other side of course! Jokes are fun and everyone seems to have one to share. However, inappropriate jokes may seem funny at first but they can hurt a person’s feelings. Making jokes about boys with your friends isn’t cool and could really hurt someone’s feelings.
Fight fair. Not physically of course, but when you get mad it is important to think calmly and express your feelings clearly. Give the other person the chance to talk about their feelings and give their side and they will give you the chance to tell yours. An argument never has to come to name calling and yelling. If it is getting out of hand take a step back, breathe and try to talk again when you’ve both calmed down. If you can’t resolve the issue on your own take it to a teacher or adult who can see both sides and help you resolve the problem.
Live your life! You don’t need to spend all of your time with your boyfriend. It’s good to do things that you enjoy on your own as well as things together. Sure you like hanging out with your boyfriend but that doesn’t mean you should forget about your other friends. It’s good to spend time with friends and family as well as boyfriends.
Talk to a role model. Growing up is tough so it’s good to have someone you can talk to about things you might be going through. Find someone you trust to talk about emotions, body changes or just how your day was. Having someone who’s been through it can help you as you grow up.