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    Parents don’t let me wear what I want to!

    Disha | May 13th, 2022
    Hey Disha, what’s up? I am so frustrated. My parents don’t let me wear what I want to. I love shorts, dresses etc but they won’t allow them. All my classmates wear short dresses. Why can’t I? Alyana, 14, Lucknow. Obvious solution Heyyy Alyana! Ohoo 🙁 Sadly, this is such a common problem in so Continue reading...
  • How to make a good decision?

    Vithika Yadav | On 24-01-2023
    Humanities or Science? Books or shoes? Going out with friends or family? Buying a laptop or a phone? Are you always confused whenever you have a decision to make? You are not alone. Most of us feel the same. But there is a way out. TeenBook co-founder and our guest expert Vithika Yadav has some Continue reading...
  • I’m teased for being girly, help!

    Disha | On 09-01-2023
    Hey Disha, everyone at school teases me saying I behave like a girl. They say I am “too girly” because I play badminton and dodgeball (often with girls) and participate in home science projects. I like my activities and do not want to change. But I am sick of being teased. What should I do? Continue reading...
  • What is transitioning?

    Team TeenBook | On 06-01-2023
    Sia (15) met Manan (18) after a week at their evening basketball class. Manan looked a bit different. When she asked, Manan said, “I am transitioning.” Sia could not help but wonder what is transitioning. Should she ask Manan? What is this word?  “Hey Manan, what is transitioning?” Sia finally asked Manan after their match Continue reading...
  • I don’t raise my hand despite knowing the right answer!

    Shreya Misra | On 23-12-2022
    Ritika (15) panics at the thought of talking to strangers or speaking in a big group. At first, she thought it was just a phase but then it became a part of her everyday life. She couldn’t even raise her hand in class to answer a question or go on to the school stage to Continue reading...
  • Disability and dating: Tips for teenagers

    Team TeenBook | On 23-12-2022
    Shagun (16) is a person with a disability. She has a crush on a guy in their class but does not know how to navigate the situation. Should she ask her crush out? What will people think? Is it hard for persons with disabilities to be in a relationship? Let’s find out in this week Continue reading...
  • How do trans people experience puberty?

    Team TeenBook | On 23-12-2022
    The start of periods and the growth of breasts in girls and facial hair and voice change in boys. Common signs of puberty in most boys and girls. But what if you are a boy who feels like a girl or vice versa? What would puberty feel like then? Very confusing. Won’t it? We talk Continue reading...
  • Male bodies: Learn about penis

    Team TeenBook | On 07-12-2022
    The penis is the name of the male sexual and reproductive organ. In addition to passing urine from the body, the penis also has a role in reproduction. Let’s find out more about penises in this week’s Curocity Central.  A person whose biological sex is male; is born with a penis at the time of Continue reading...
  • Why are you wearing full sleeves in summer?

    Himani Bakhda | On 25-11-2022
    Aarushi (16) was sitting with her friend Namita (16) and Drishti (16) during recess. She was constantly pulling down her sleeves and was restless. Her friends noticed her behaviour. Worried about Aarushi, her friends ask her about what was going on. Let’s listen to their Canteen Talk.  Sweatshirt in summer? It was recess and three Continue reading...
  • A hairy adventure gone wrong!

    Sukanya Ghosh | On 11-11-2022
    We rarely talk about the first time we notice our genital organs or the changes that occur in these organs during puberty. Isn’t it so? Well, not with our dear Trisha (15). Her discovery of her pubic hair is quite a story and one with a hair-curling twist in the end. Curious? Well, come then Continue reading...