Annie Fox for Teens... Hey, Terra!

Hi there… How’s it going? Probably not all that great or you wouldn’t be here looking for help. No worries. Teens have been emailing me since 1997 because I give good advice. If you’ve got a problem with friends, so-called friends, a bf/gf, a parent, or anything else… email me. I can help you sort out your feelings. No matter what’s going on, you always have choices. And choices matter because sometimes the stuff we do to “fix” a problem only makes things worse. You don’t want to go there. Instead, let me help you figure out your next best move

In friendship,
Terra (aka Annie Fox)

From Terra’s Inbox

“I weigh 75 pounds and I still think I'm fat.”

 

“I told my bf I'd do a threesome with him.”

Hey Terra,

I'm very perplexed. I think I'm fat when everyone tells me I'm not. I'm bulimic but no one knows. How do I stop, because every time I do try to stop, I feel guilty and I become worse. I'm 12 years old and I weigh 75 pounds, I still think I'm fat.

Perplexed

 

Hey Terra,

I'm naturally just an emotional person. I need to tell you what's going on so that I know if I'm overreacting or not. I told my boyfriend that I would have a threesome with him. Well, I was comfortable with it as long as I was in charge and that I would look for the girl. Well I found out that girls have been IMing him and he says he checks to see if they're bi first and then he talks to them. But it just hurt me cuz I don't want him to talk to anyone else. I'm so insecure and I don't want him doing that. We ended up fighting and hanging up the phone cuz I just don't like it, and he feels...

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Tween asks, "Who was that guy my mom was with??"

June 10, 2015

As part of my ongoing series of Q&A from my email, today I'm bringing you a question from a 7th grader. Even if the situation he's in is not something your child is dealing with, it's helpful to be reminded how sensitive kids are. They notice everything and when they're too scared to let us in on their worries, they suffer in silence. On the other hand, when we sharpen our radar we're better able to notice when they might be upset. That's when we need to step up and encourage them to open up.

I don't know who to talk to about this. I don't know who to talk to about this.

Today's question: I'm 12 and my parents are divorced. Me and my little sister live with my mom. Today when I got home I saw this guy with his arm around my mom. I felt annoyed. I didn't know what to say. When they left together my mom said she was going to work. I felt like a nobody. I wont tell her I know but, I wanna feel better.

–Lost and Confused

Dear Lost and Confused,

This is a tough one. It can be really awkward when you see one of your parents with someone else. I don’t know how long your parents have been divorced or if either Mom or Dad has dated before, but this is probably something you are going to have to get used to. Your Mom loves you and your sister very much. That hasn’t changed. But she is not married and she has the right to date. Please reconsider talking to her about it. It would be a smart move on your part. You might say something like this: “Mom, the other day when I saw you with that guy, I felt uncomfortable. More »


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