Getting teased is never fun, so if you know about other kids' crushes, don't give them a hard time! Think about how a puppy is so excited and happy with everything new in its life — from a rubber bone to an old shoe.
Some people call first loves or first crushes "puppy love" because these feelings are new to you, you're young, and you don't have much experience with life. But when your feelings seem real and strong, it may not seem like puppy love to you.
If you need someone to talk with about a crush, a parent can be a good choice.
Remember, they were kids once, too, and they know what it's like.
He’s so cute and would look great in that red polo shirt, but, you know, he’s really into music also. Somehow you’ve just been placed in the middle of the whole mess! In fact, many of our grandparents were married quite young and began their own families in their latter teenage years.
But nowadays it seems like even little kids are having crushes on both peers and celebrities, and tweens and teens are more actively engaged in the “hunt” for a partner.
Noticing your first crush is an exciting time in life because you're beginning to understand how it feels to like another person — a lot!
Sometimes, feelings for a crush can be confusing because they're new to you and you aren't sure how to act. When you see your crush, a part of you might feel embarrassed and you might want to run away and hide.
Another word about heartbreak: Try to be kind if you're on the other end of a crush — when someone likes you.
It's a compliment when someone thinks you're special.
Some people can't remember what they want to say when they see their crush. Some kids might chase their crushes around the playground, call them on the phone, or tease them to get attention. If your crush doesn't want to talk with you or it seems like you're making the person uncomfortable, it's time to back off.