Annie Fox for Teens... Hey, Terra!

Annie (AKA Hey Terra!) has been around long enough to have experienced a lot of what Life can dish out. But, it hasn’t been so long that she's forgotten what it's like to be your age. Check out some of the thousands of email questions teens from around the world have sent to Terra. You may learn something useful from her answers:

“My sister is causing problems for the whole family!”

Hey Terra,

My sister is hanging out with the wrong friends. Every time she hangs around them, she ends up coming home all cranky. When this happens my whole family gets in a fight, and I end up going to bed with a migraine. How can I get her to stop being so immature?

Stressed Brother

Dear Stressed Brother,

I understand that it's upsetting for you when things are peaceful in your family and then your sister comes home and everybody gets all upset. No fun! And no fair!

If these kids are into bad things, then this is something your parents need to talk to your sister about. They are the parents, not you. My advice is that you talk to your parents and tell them how you feel about the choices your sister is making. Ask them if they're willing to talk to her about it. That would be their job.

I hope this helps.

In friendship,


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