Elizabeth - posted on 05/21/2013 ( 18 moms have responded )
My sister will be 13 this Thursday. She is a very bright and witty young woman. She has big dreams and ambitions and I don't want her to screw up her life right now, I want her to hold on to her dreams. I got a little lost along the way in my path growing up and although having my daughter, meeting my fiancee and continuing in school have brought me a brighter future, I have taken the long slow way there and I could have been there faster if I had not let certain things control my life at a young age.
She is very tall and slightly over weight, her level of confidence in how she looks very low, but a boy in her class started talking to her a lot and it really boosted her self-esteem. Now she says they are "dating" whatever that means at 12-13 years old. I can't stand the thought of her letting such as this ruin her life. What should my mom and I do for her? I started getting interested in boys at her age too and it all did to me was cause me to focus on my looks too much and have an eating disorder. I ended up getting raped at 16 years old before I even had a chance to think about ever having sex, but boys thought because I went out with them I must be willing to do that too, and I wasn't nor did I ever make it seem that way. I don't want my sister to fall into this same pattern.