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"How To Talk To Girls" - the youngest relationship expert

"How To Talk To Girls" - the youngest relationship expert

Date: Jan 26 2009

Topic: Idioms and Slang

Author: nad1a


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Hey, everyone!

Are you a parent? Have you ever had to deal with a school crush your little ones had?

It turned out to be quite a challenge in my case. My 12-year-old got his heart broken twice this year, both times with dramatic consequences, like refusing to go to school or making statements like: "Girls are so stupid!"

So I was browsing the net looking for parenting tips on how to help a child deal with school crushes, when I came across this interview with 9-year-old Alec Greven, who wrote a book called "How To Talk To Girls".

Of course, this is a children's book targeting boys and girls his age. But when you give it a deeper thought, there are a couple of things we all need to be reminded once in a while. Like, "Life is hard, move on!" That is, you fail in something, just admit that life is hard, get over it and go on with your life.

Everything started with this school assignment he had in which he had to observe the world around him. So he decided to watch the way boys and girls interact during recess. Eventually, he wrote this book based on his findings. 

He has also appeared in The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Today Show, and Inside Edition.


Video Quiz and Script

Leave your comments: 

  • Do you remember some of your own elementary or middle school crushes? 
  • Did you find anything in the interview that applies to grown up relationships? Or, do you think school crushes have nothing to do with grown-up crushes?

That would be interesting to know.




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Its not a big deal. Considering that phase of life,It might be hard both genders to avoid infactuation between themselves. Eventually they will get over with it and might possible they could be great friends too. :) well that’s my opinion.

12:04 PM Jun 20 2016 |




What migth appear to be a little thing for us adults concerning kids’ world, it is a actually a serious thing in their eyes. 

we all passed through this childhood stage and we should not understimate its psychological effects.

11:10 AM Jun 20 2016 |




very nice

11:09 AM Jun 20 2016 |



yeah nice post.. thankx

09:52 AM Jun 20 2016 |

abdul mateen


  1. hello how r u?

06:53 PM Jan 10 2010 |



Bosnia and Herzegovina

I don,t know how I beggin talking withyoung girls…And my knowledge englis language is to small,,

I,d like to know how I can starting with conversation,,because they  atracted me very much…?


09:25 PM Jun 17 2009 |




funny lesson! I think school crushes are different from adult relationships, but maybe there are similarities, too!

04:10 PM Apr 21 2009 |

sunny joshi


its niceeeeee…..........


04:27 AM Apr 11 2009 |



Sri Lanka

Wow! Alec is pretty advanced for a nine-year-old boy. Or is it how kids are in America today? I wish I knew all this stuff when I was that age. As for me, it's never too late to learn (and I'm being serious, promise!)

01:07 PM Mar 11 2009 |



about: "it's in some women's blood to treat men like dirt  "

that could be both ways , Niko mou:-)

it's in some men's blood to treat women like dirt :-P nothing personal but don't generalize; it goes way beyond gender

11:04 AM Mar 11 2009 |



that's cool. I like the vocabulary in the lesson. I learned a few words.

08:04 PM Jan 31 2009 |



cool lesson. cool vocabulary.

08:03 PM Jan 31 2009 |



I had a crush on my third-grade teacher. To me, she was the sweetest woman on earth, after my mom, of course. That crush only lasted a year. Crushes are like that, temporary

I think boys and girls should be taught to wait for the right time when to fall in love. I mean, to have control over their emotions and to decide for whom they think is the right person.

03:49 PM Jan 28 2009 |

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Virgin Islands, U.S.

you can say that again bro 



02:22 PM Jan 28 2009 |




cool. he's young but he knows already. in fact, there's no difference in the way women behave; women are women, no matter the age, it's in some women's blood to treat men like dirt

07:02 PM Jan 27 2009 |




some them want to use you and some of them want to get used by you. Most of people are freaks. There is no recipe.

10:22 AM Jan 26 2009 |

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