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

“My bff's bf is in a gang.”

 

“He told someone he'd have sex with me.”

Hey Terra,

My best friend is going out with a guy in a gang and I don't like him because of that and because he's very mean and gets into trouble a lot and my friend doesn't care. She just really really likes him and he's not even her type of guy. What can I do to tell her that me and a lot of people don't like him neither.

Seeing Red

 

Hey Terra,

I really really like this guy, and he admitted to one of my friends that if given the chance he would have sex with me. That kind of made me feel special, but then she said that he also said that he would have sex with anyone. Do you think that saying he would "do" anyone was just a cover up that he likes me? And another thing; he would only consider a relationship with a girl if he really really likes her. How do I get him to do that? 'Cause I think I'm in love with this kid!

Oh, Boy!

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Blogging for Huffington Post

December 22, 2014

Just started blogging for Huffington Post. Long time goal on my bucket list... check! I haven't been at it for long, so you haven't missed much. If you'd like to catch up, here's where you can subscribe to my RSS feed and/or read the three articles I've posted so far.

Since I'm starting this gig during the holiday season, I'm seasoning my posts with holiday spirit. Like this one, from today: This Holiday Season Have Compassion for Relatives Who Drive You Nuts.

It's a little funny and a little serious. Bottom line, we've all got folks in our extended family who can push our buttons like all get-out. (Not sure where that expression comes from but I've always liked the sound of it.) Don't know about you, but when I get my chain yanked I'm at least as unpleasant as the aforementioned button-pushers. No fun for me or anyone else. So in this post I give tips for turning irritation into compassion. Why? So you (and I) can spread a little love in Aunt Gertrude's direction while teaching our kids that there are times when we all need to put on our 'company manners' and be pleasant to everyone.

Time to get together with the family... Time to get together with the family...
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