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 mom and step-dad don't trust me!”


“Can having sex get you more curves and bigger breasts?”

Hey Terra,

My mom and step-dad make me do homework for them. I have to read 3 articles in the New York Times and write about them. 2 of them have to be 100 words in English and the other one has to be 50 words in Spanish.


I'm going to be 14 in August! I still have to go to bed at 8:30 p.m. That's the same time I've been having to go to bed since 3rd grade. My mom and step-dad don't trust me at all. I think they think I do drugs, and they want to send me to boarding school. I mean, I'm on the honor roll. I'm a pretty good kid, I never get in trouble at school either. And to make things...


Hey Terra,

My friends told me that if you start to have sex a lot you get a lot of shape meaning curves and breasts and your body starts to form out a lot and you get thick. I want to know is that true? My friend who is the same age as me was skinny like me and had a little bit of curves and small breasts, and she started to have sex with her bf and she got thick and her hips are out more.


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From today's IN BOX: Getting dumped by a BFF hurts so bad!

October 28, 2015

Forever may be shorter than you think Forever may be shorter than you think

The emails from girls who have been "dumped" by a BFF and "replaced" by their ex-BFF's new BFF continue to pile up. I get several every day. And while it's normal to feel upset when the person you've been closest to no longer gives a fig for your friendship and it's helpful to reach out to someone you can trust, you've got to ask yourself: what can I do besides feeling like crap?

If you're a teen, this one's is for you. I'm going to tell you how to use your power in ways that will make you feel good about yourself... not like the "thrown out pickle on a hamburger" (as one 13 year old so eloquently put it.)

If you're the parent of a teen, this one's for you too because even when your girl feels "helpless" there are ways you can help her through this rejection.

Hey Terra – My BFF and I have been really close for 3 years. Last year I became close with another friend. I treated them both like my best friends and I had no idea my first BFF was kinda jealous of the other, she never told me. I felt her drifting away. Then she started getting close to a newcomer and calling her her best friend! I felt replaced. I am getting jealous and I really wish I can have my best friend back. It hurts everytime I see their pictures together. They are always hugging each other and holding hands, which I dislike because she never did that with me. It really hurts at the moment because I can feel my friend ignoring me. More »

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