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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...
  • ‘I felt embarrassed’

    Kartik | On 01-05-2024
    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...
  • Why is it important to understand feelings?

    Arshi Alam | On 24-04-2024
    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...
  • How to initiate talking with parents?

    Shreya | On 20-04-2024
    Have you ever found talking to your parents to be like navigating a maze without a map? We’ve all been there. How do you approach them without triggering a lecture? How can you make them truly understand what you’re saying? Well, Ria and her friends  Aarav, and Saniya are discussing this topic today in Canteen Continue reading...
  • What makes us happy?

    Rishika | On 19-04-2024
    For some it’s food, for others its exercise or a good book! Yes, we are talking about what makes us happy. Ever wondered what exactly happens inside our body when we feel good or happy? In this edition of Science Lab, we talk about the hormones that help make us feel good, as well as Continue reading...
  • ‘He would laugh at me for asking things’

    Shreya Mishra | On 15-04-2024
    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...
  • PCOS, PCOS

    What are PCOS and PCOD?

    Team TeenBook | On 13-04-2024
    Ahana, 16, is facing a lot of problems with her menstrual cycle. Her periods are irregular and painful. Her mother noticed her discomfort and took her to a doctor. After several tests, the doctor detected that Ahana has Polycystic Ovaries Syndrome (PCOS). The term was very confusing for her and she wanted more information on Continue reading...
  • My parents switched my school. I am so nervous!

    Disha | On 10-04-2024
    Hey Disha! Guess what? My mumma and papa dropped a bombshell – they’re switching my school!  I’m kinda freaking out about starting over in a new place. Got any tips to help me survive this? Sana, 16 Hey there, drama queen! So, I heard that your parents pulled a surprise switcheroo on you and now Continue reading...
  • How can I get a girl I like to kiss me?

    Disha | On 01-04-2024
    Disha, there’s a girl in my coaching class. She always sits with me and we regularly exchange notes, smiles and likes me. How can I convince her to kiss me?  Ayaan, 16.      Oh, Ayaan my dear, you’ve just opened a can of butterflies, haven’t you? Let’s navigate this maze of teenage crushes together. Continue reading...
  • But you said yes last time…

    Team TeenBook | On 31-03-2024
    “But you were okay with it earlier”, Aryan told Sara when she refused to let him kiss her. He further argued by saying, “but you said yes last time!” This kind of conversation is quite common in relationships and among friends. But we get it. This is confusing. When is a yes and when can Continue reading...