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    ‘I don’t have a girlfriend!’:(

    Disha | Oct 09th, 2021
    Hey Disha. Today the last single boy in our group (except me of course) also confessed that he has a girlfriend. Now I’m the last one standing. All my guy friends have girlfriends and I can’t even say hi to a girl without my insides exploding. Help me! Viraj, 16, Gurgaon. Single is the new 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...
  • ‘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...
  • 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...
  • Anxious, depressed or just in a low mood?

    Team TeenBook | On 07-09-2022
    We often end up using terms interchangeably to describe a not-so-happy state of mind. But what’s the difference really and when should we seek help, and from whom? We tackle these questions in this edition of Curiocity Central.  What is a low mood? A mood describes the way one is feeling at a particular time. Continue reading...
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    What and who are trusted adults?

    Disha | On 07-09-2022
    ‘Hey Disha, you keep referring to trusted adults in your posts. Isn’t it the same as our parents?’ What’s the difference and if there is one, where do you find trusted adults other than your parents?’ Daksha, 14, Jaipur.  A+ for you First of all my dearest Daksha, a huge Disha hug for you! Bro, Continue reading...
  • But you said yes last time…

    Team TeenBook | On 31-08-2022
    “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...
  • Disha, my boyfriend cheated on me!

    Disha | On 10-08-2022
    Hey Disha, Ayan, my bf of one year, cheated on me for a good-looking girl. I am just so mad! I just can’t understand why he did that. Am I ugly? Am I not worth the love? Lyla, 16, Mumbai  Hey Lyla, calm down. So many negative thoughts about yourself in one go! Your boyfriend Continue reading...
  • What makes us happy?

    Rishika | On 09-08-2022
    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...
  • What can you do when a friend comes out to you?

    Team TeenBook | On 08-06-2022
    Tina’s best friend just came out to her! She told her that she doesn’t feel attracted to boys and only feels attracted to girls. Though Teena was happy for her friend, she did not completely understand what this meant. Coming out was a new concept for her and she was confused about how she can Continue reading...