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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...
  • My parents don’t understand me!

    Disha | On 25-01-2023
    I am so upset Disha. I feel like I should just leave my house. My parents don’t understand me at all. They have to oppose whatever I say, and always say no! I am very tense because of this. How can I navigate this tough situation at home? Aman, 13, Ludhiana. Struggle is very real 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • ‘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...
  • How to handle rejection?

    Vithika Yadav | On 21-10-2022
    Whether it’s a role in a school play or a proposal, everyone ends up getting rejected at some point. And it’s a fact of life: being told ‘no’ hurts. It can be embarrassing and overwhelming. Everyone reacts differently and there are no quick fixes, but here are some basic tips that might help. TeenBook founder Continue reading...