Teens

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Aug 27, 2011
Category: Teens
Posted By: Squirrel

My friend, Bleu is cutting herself. I am positive that she is not cutting herself because of some kind of emotional turmoil (such as depression) because her boyfriend told me that she had carved his name into her hip. With a knife. If its any help, I have an idea of what might have caused this problem. For the last two years, Bleu has become obsessed with something called 'Anime', a japanese style of drawing. A fair amount of these are very graphic. Especially the ones Bleu likes (such as a show called 'Bleach').  Along with the collective gory-ness of regular Anime, she is obsessed a specific type of Anime known as 'Yaoi', basically a term for affection between two men. Some of it is rather innocent, such as holding hands or hugging. But the rest... Not so much. Unfortunately, it is that side of the spectrum that Bleu has fallen in love with.   Along with all the Anime stuff that is messing her up, she has recently been trying to become what is known as a 'Emo'.  And from what I have researched, people who are Emo usually end up committing suicide. I seriously doubt that Bleu would ever do that, seeing as she is constantly cheery.  Bleu, her boyfriend, and I are all 13 years old. Now, do you think a 13 year old in 8th grade who goes to a good school and lives in a good neighborhood should be into that kind of stuff? And what can I, another 13 year old, do to help her without completely destroying our friendship and making her hate me? Should I tell her parents, or will that just make it worse? Please give whatever advice you can. If you do, I shall be extremely grateful.

Apr 19, 2011
Category: Teens
Posted By: Sharon
picture of moody girlI have a teenage daughter who has started the typical teenage stage of being monosyllabic and rude to me and her stepfather. The main area of difficulty is in finding out anything about school and how she is doing there where I feel like I have been completely shut out. Do you have any suggestions as to how to deal with this?

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