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Teens and sex

The mere thought that your 14-year-old could be considering having sex is enough to give parents permanent insomnia. So what makes some teenagers decide to go ahead anyway?

Nag, nag, nag – but are your parents right?

Eat your vegetables, phone when you are going to be late, early to bed on school nights, do your homework, don’t slouch. It is at this point where the glazed look comes in handy.

When young love hurts

For one in three teenagers their first love is an introduction to physical, emotional or sexual abuse.

Dumped! So what now?

There is a big difference between being dumped after ten years or after three days of furious flirting. So how does one deal with being dumped?

Is he interested or what?

You take a detour between Biology and Maths and walk up three extra flights of stairs, just because you might walk past him on his way to his English class.

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