8 Ways to Prepare Your Little Boy for His First Crush

Photo by: Megan Jordan
Develop his confidence
"I wish [boys] had been more confident/forthcoming. Found out years later there were a few really nice boys that liked me. I never knew at the time but ... more 
Photo by: Megan Jordan
Develop his confidence
"I wish [boys] had been more confident/forthcoming. Found out years later there were a few really nice boys that liked me. I never knew at the time but sure wish I did. I think it's a good lesson to learn (for everyone really) that rejection won't kill you." -- April from April's Little Family
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Thu, Feb 7, 2013 3:16 PM EST
My 8 year old son climbed into the car after school the other day and said, "I know a secret." The secret? A girl in his grade has a crush on him. My first reaction? "Don't embarrass her." As a mother, I probably should have taken in the news from my son's perspective, but instead I was instantly transformed into my girlhood self wrangling with her first crush-like feelings. And I panicked for her just a little. As my son moves more into the age of crushes, it has me thinking about his feelings and the feelings of the girls who may like him. So I polled some of the smartest moms I know and put together this list of ways to raise a son who won't "crush" the spirits of his admirers. Here are 8 ways to raise a crush-worthy son: - By Megan Jordan



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