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Girls Control The Boy Puppets

May 16th, 2010 · 1 Comment

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On the weekend I learned that girls determine the pairings when you’re 12 or 13 and wearing your relationship trainer wheels.
A 12-year-old boy, on the sideline of my son’s rugby match, filled me in on the gameplay. Apparently the boys stand there like naive ducks, hoping a girl (any girl) will like them. The girls [...]

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Tags: Body Image · Relationships · Self-esteem · sex · social media

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do For Teens

June 12th, 2009 · 1 Comment

When did teenagers get so deep and meaningful?
If you roam the teenage chatrooms and check out Facebook pages, you’ll be overwhelmed with the public outpouring of emotion. And it’s no longer just teenage girls waxing lyrical about the one they love. In fact, it’s actually less likely to be the girls. They’re much more likely [...]

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Tags: Depression · Media · Puberty · Relationships · sex