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)

Annie’s Blog:
They stole your bra?!!

September 9, 2014

This recent email has me vibrating with rage. I know. I know. I'm supposed to manage my destructive emotions. Take re-centering breaths and all that. But as a woman, a mom, and an educator, this one has me ready to strangle someone.

I'm not going back there. I'm not going back there.

Just read it and tell me what you think:

Hey Terra,

I just started freshman year and I have to take swim class. I have large breasts and the girls in the class make fun of me in the shower and in the pool. Today, while we were swimming, one girl went into my locker and stole my bra. I had to get dressed for my next class without a bra!! Do you have any idea how humiliated I felt walking around like that? Guys were staring at me and a few guys tried to touch my breasts! That's what I had to go through for two whole periods until my mom came and brought me a bra. This is the first year of high school and I'm a joke already. All my friends are at another school so I've got no one who has my back. – Who Cares?

Before you read my answer, here's my video response on Vidoyen:

How do we teach kids that cruel is not cool? posted by Annie Fox, M.Ed. on Vidoyen.

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From Terra’s Inbox

“My mom is so negative!”

 

“My mom and step-dad had a fight that lasted all day.”

Hey Terra,

I feel like "Enough", who wrote to you about her mother, and I have the same mother.

She constantly is yelling and complaining about me and my father. Yet when we tell her about something she does that annoys us she says, "That's right, I'm the bad guy." I honestly feel as if I don't even want to look at her. All she does is complain! Then, when I complain, she tells me to stop, that all this pessimism is making her mad! But my father! He annoys me too! Every little thing I say or do is turned into something worse then it really is!

They both make me SOOO angry! They don't respect me and I...

 

Hey Terra,

I have been kinda mad at my step-dad because him and my mom got in the biggest argument and it lasted for a whole day. They got over it but they take it as since they got over it, the kids are over it. But I wasn't. He was acting all stupid and when my brother's not here because I think he knows that my bro will take down anybody that will try to hurt the family.

Fighting Family

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