How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask professional_Alison Your Own Question

professional_Alison
professional_Alison, Child Care
Category: Parenting
Satisfied Customers: 78
Experience:  Degree in early years,16 years experience in childcare
Type Your Parenting Question Here...
professional_Alison is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

My 9 year old son has a crush on a girl in his class. He is

Resolved Question:

My 9 year old son has a crush on a girl in his class. He is writing notes to her asking if she loves him and she is responding yes. She is writing notes to him asking, "Will you be my boyfriend?" They held hands in class during a movie and everyday he is asking when we can go to her house or when can she come over. I have encouraged a couple of trips for ice cream with her mom and myself present which went ok. He has had some issues with his other friends in class saying, "Cole loves Madison" and making fun of him. However, this has not reduced his crush on her in any way. Help! How do I foster positive self esteem, validate his feelings, and what are appropriate boundaries at this age?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Parenting
Expert:  KaterB1270 replied 2 years ago.

KaterB1270 : Hello
KaterB1270 : I would like to help with your question. Are you available?
Expert:  KaterB1270 replied 2 years ago.
What Happens Now?

Your chat has ended, but you can still work with your Expert to get an answer to your question if you have not yet received one.

Come back to this page at any time to see additional information from your Expert.  You will also receive an email when your question is updated.  If you want to send a message to your Expert, use the box below.

If you have already received a satisfactory answer to your question, click the Accept button above.  Experts are credited for each accepted answer they provide.
Expert:  KaterB1270 replied 2 years ago.
So sorry I was unable to catch you online. Just a couple questions to help me provide the best advice I can for your situation. First if I may ask is your marital status? Does you son see loving relationships around him which he may be trying to emulate? Also does the teacher feel that this is becOming a problem or just an innocent crush? Once I receive your response I will send you my answer as soon as I can. I also have a few books that might help in the situation. I look forward to working with you to help both you and your son deal with the crush.

KateB
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I am available. I did not realize it would be an online chat. I am happily married and work part time at my son's school. I have approached the teacher with concerns about his grades declining and a connection with his crush and other friendship issues it has caused in class. The teacher did express that she does not want to see him get hurt because his feelings appear more intense than hers.
Expert:  professional_Alison replied 2 years ago.
Hello there, may I help you? I think at nine years old this is not at all a friendship to worry about and asking her over for tea would be fine. If he is upset by others teasing him encourage him to stand up to them by agreeing with what they say. If they don't get a reaction from him they will quickly get board and a lot of teasing is jealousy. With regard to him getting hurt this is just part of the learning curve of growing up. Encourage other friendships by having others over to play and going for ice cream etc. Just try not to make too much of an issue of the friendship with this girl and it will either fizzle out or develop into a well balanced boy girl special friendship.

With regard to him passing notes this should be discouraged as will cause him to get into trouble with the teacher and not concentrate on his work. I wonder if you could request that they don't sit together in class so he is not distracted and also provide the opportunity to develop new friendships.
professional_Alison, Child Care
Category: Parenting
Satisfied Customers: 78
Experience: Degree in early years,16 years experience in childcare
professional_Alison and other Parenting Specialists are ready to help you

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C. Freshfield, Liverpool, UK
< Last | Next >
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C. Freshfield, Liverpool, UK
  • This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!! Alex Los Angeles, CA
  • Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult. GP Hesperia, CA
  • I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion. Justin Kernersville, NC
  • Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around. Esther Woodstock, NY
  • Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know. Robin Elkton, Maryland
  • He answered my question promptly and gave me accurate, detailed information. If all of your experts are half as good, you have a great thing going here. Diane Dallas, TX
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Rafael M.T.Therapist

    Family Counselor

    Satisfied Customers:

    108
    MHT-MHRS-MS-MA Integral Psychotherapist & Life Coach
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/IN/intrapsyc.com/2012-2-20_161928_RGMTPicturex5002012.64x64.png Rafael M.T.Therapist's Avatar

    Rafael M.T.Therapist

    Family Counselor

    Satisfied Customers:

    108
    MHT-MHRS-MS-MA Integral Psychotherapist & Life Coach
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/jhollo77/2010-2-6_651_Avatar.jpg Jennifer's Avatar

    Jennifer

    School Psychologist

    Satisfied Customers:

    77
    Collaborative parent consultation on everything from modifying behavior to child development.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/VO/vodkas25/2012-1-29_16528_P1010831.64x64.JPG professional_Alison's Avatar

    professional_Alison

    Child Care

    Satisfied Customers:

    77
    Degree in early years,16 years experience in childcare
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/HU/hungryjack20/IMG_1281_edit_2.64x64.jpg Dr. L's Avatar

    Dr. L

    Psychologist

    Satisfied Customers:

    40
    Licensed as psychologist and marriage and family therapist
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/KA/KaterB1270/2012-5-2_17226_016.64x64.jpg KaterB1270's Avatar

    KaterB1270

    Teacher

    Satisfied Customers:

    18
    BS Family Consumer Sciences Ed. and Masters of Art in Teaching
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/KA/Kansastherapist/2012-6-13_171911_4upon20120220at14.64x64.jpg KansasTherapist's Avatar

    KansasTherapist

    LSCSW

    Satisfied Customers:

    17
    17 years experience with depression, abuse, and borderline.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/norriem/2009-5-27_134249_nm.jpg NormanM's Avatar

    NormanM

    Author, lecturer and psychotherapist.

    Satisfied Customers:

    16
    ADHP(NC), DHP, ECP, UKCP Registered