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    ‘Do all boys do it?’

    Sraboni Bhattacharya | Aug 25th, 2020
    Rohan (13) overheard the word masturbation at school and was clueless what it meant and why his seniors assumed that all people of his age do it. He comes home and catches his elder brother Reyansh off guard with his curiosity. Did he get answers to all his questions? The senior group talk  Eighth graders Continue reading...
  • My parents don’t give me privacy

    Disha | On 25-01-2023
    Hey Disha, my parents do not give me any kind of privacy. They just come into my room whenever they want! They always check my phone, and ask for the passwords! It just feels so suffocating sometimes. Don’t they trust me? Aditi, 16, Chandigarh.  I get you!  Hello Aditi, so first of all I hear Continue reading...
  • Why is it important to understand feelings?

    Arshi Alam | On 24-01-2023
    How do you feel today? Happy? Sad? Excited? Sacred? Overwhelmed? Accepted? Powerful? Furious? Jealous? Energetic? Perplexed? Confused? So many emotions! How do you identify, accept and process these feelings especially when they drag you down? Arshi Alam, psychologist and Teen Counsellor at a prestigious Gurgaon School tells us the recipe.  Hello, feelings  All of us Continue reading...
  • ‘His touch did not feel good, what can I do?’

    Team TeenBook | On 16-01-2023
    Ria travels to school by public transport. On the bus, a man touched her breasts and it made her feel uncomfortable. She was not sure if it was by accident or on purpose. She did not know what she could do about it. Sahil too got groped by another man while returning home from his Continue reading...
  • I felt happy and guilty!

    Team TeenBook | On 11-01-2023
    Meher (18) crushed over Viaan (19) for a couple of years and both were thick friends now. They both were at a party when something magical happened. She felt happy and guilty at the same time for something she loved doing so much. She shares her story with TeenBook.  ‘See me on the terrace’  I Continue reading...
  • How to deal with failures?

    Dr Shishir Palsapure | On 06-01-2023
    ‘I told you to study more, now look at your marks!’ ‘Did you give your 100%, no!’ ‘The whole day you are on your phone, yeh to hona he tha’. Do these dialogues sound familiar? When you get unexpected/below-average marks in exams, do taunts from teachers and parents stress you out? Then read on. TeenBook’s Continue reading...
  • Why does my vagina itch?

    Team TeenBook | On 20-12-2022
    Navya (15)  often has that sudden and dire need to itch down there. It leaves her embarrassed, especially in her class, in front of other students. It sometimes bothers her so much that she can’t focus on anything. Does this seem like your story? Why does vaginal itching happen? Let’s find out why and what Continue reading...
  • ‘I felt embarrassed’

    Kartik | On 01-12-2022
    Kartik (16) recalls his first day in school when everyone laughed at him and teased him by calling names. What exactly happened? He shares his story with TeenBook.  First day of school  Every person in the room laughed at me, except the teacher.  I was on the verge of tears. I kept looking down wondering Continue reading...
  • ‘He would laugh at me for asking things’

    Shreya Mishra | On 28-10-2022
    Shagun (15) felt humiliated when her boyfriend would laugh at small things and make fun of her. Earlier she thought that he was just teasing her. But it somehow did not feel right to be treated that way. She shares a page of her diary with us.  Dear Diary, I know I haven’t written in Continue reading...
  • Can I be friends with my ex?

    Team TeenBook | On 21-10-2022
    Kaynaat and Ahaan broke up last week. Ahaangot a message from her saying she still wants to be friends with him. Is this even possible, he thought. Can you just be friends with someone you once loved? We look into Ahaan’s problem in this week’s That’s Puzzling. Here are a few tips if you want Continue reading...