I'm a 14-year-old boy and studying in class nine. I like my history teacher and she is nice to me as I'm good at studies. History is my favourite subject. I keep fantasising about her. She looks extremely young unlike the other old teachers in school. Should I tell her what I think of her? I know she is married.
Illustration/ Amit Bandre
It is common for boys of your age to be infatuated with their teachers. You have a crush on her. It is perfectly fine to admire her from a distance. Don't do anything silly that will embarrass you or her. Remember she is your teacher. Crushes like this fade as you grow older. When you go to the 10th standard, perhaps she may not teach you and you will be so busy with the preparation for the board exams that you may not even think of her. So till then, just let things be till you outgrow it which will eventually happen soon.
Diana will solve it!
Write to Diana at firstname.lastname@example.org, or fax her on 24150009. You can also post letters to Dear Diana, Mid Day, Peninsula Centre, Dr S S Rao Road, opp Mahatma Gandhi Hospital, Parel, Mumbai 400012