Lee - posted on 04/10/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )
In every observable way, my 13 year old seems perfectly content with her life. She has close friends, does very well in school, and is athletic and involved in sports. Her self-esteem seems wonderful, except for this undying need to have a "boyfriend." Bear in mind that "boyfriend" is merely a label. She isn't allowed to go out with boys. But she just seems so desperate to me. Is this a self esteem issue? Is she trying to fit in with other girls at school? More importantly, how can I change this?