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    “Everyone has a natural tendency to be more drawn to certain people,” says Uy. “In a child’s mind, a ‘crush’ may not mean the same thing as it does to a teen or an adult. Try not to overreact and just guide your child through it. If he exhibits inappropriate behavior to express this ‘crush,’ calmly explain to him why such behavior is best avoided.”
    • Jemily Uy, guidance counselor, Master of Arts candidate in developmental psychology, Ateneo de Manila University
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