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    Should children be taught about sex?

    Niyatii N Shah | Jul 22nd, 2021
    When it comes to sex education, parents unanimously vote for the abstinence approach, meaning they do not want their children to have (or even know about) sex or any kind of sexual activity. But does that work? As teenagers develop into adults, is it safe for our children to move to adulthood, without any knowledge Continue reading...
  • Should children be taught about sex?

    Niyatii N Shah | On 22-07-2021
    When it comes to sex education, parents unanimously vote for the abstinence approach, meaning they do not want their children to have (or even know about) sex or any kind of sexual activity. But does that work? As teenagers develop into adults, is it safe for our children to move to adulthood, without any knowledge Continue reading...
  • What is a menstrual cup?

    Shreya Mishra | On 16-06-2021
    Girls, did you know there are a lot of hygiene options during periods – sanitary pads, tampons, menstrual cups! Wait – what cup? The menstrual cup is a relatively new device for menstrual hygiene and the best part – it is super eco-friendly! Curious? Dig right in. Photo: Shutterstock/Pixel-shot/Person in the photo is a model  Continue reading...
  • What does LGBTQIA mean?

    Team Teenbook | On 03-05-2021
    You’ve heard your friends talk about these terms or perhaps in a recent movie you were watching. Or there could be some emotions you may be noticing yourself. So if these terms and words are playing on your mind, then read on. The term LGBTQIA stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and asexual. Continue reading...
  • Who discovered adolescence?

    Umeza Peera | On 26-02-2021
    Did you know that adolescence was first discovered by American psychologist G.Stanley Hall as a distinct phase of human growth. Hall, also known as the father of Adolescents Psychology, uncovered many interesting facts about teenagers that still hold so relevant 100 years on! Let’s dive right in. The word “adolescence”  first came into prevalence in Continue reading...
  • I’m teased for being girly, help!

    Disha | On 28-09-2020
    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...
  • ‘Do all boys do it?’

    Sraboni Bhattacharya | On 25-08-2020
    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...
  • What is transitioning?

    Team TeenBook | On 06-08-2020
    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 wonder what is transitioning. Should she ask Manan? What is this word?  “Hey Manan, what is transitioning?” Sia finally asked Manan after their match practice Continue reading...
  • Why do we discriminate?

    Dhruv N | On 20-07-2020
    Dhruv (14) is an Indian living in America. When he came across #BlackLivesMatter on social media, he couldn’t help relate to it. He shared a page from his diary with TeenBook. Those jokes about Indians The recent news of George Floyd’s death – a 46-year-old black American man, who died after being arrested by police Continue reading...
  • What makes you unique!

    Nehaa Singh | On 09-07-2020
    Want to find out why you have curly hair but your friend has straight hair? Or why you look like your mom but your brother does not? Teenbook is here to help The genie of genes Genes are fascinating! They basically define the traits you inherit from your parents. They provide the information that makes Continue reading...