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1/19/2019 9:04:08 PM

Heya vicki! You always have really great advice, and thank you for helping with problems. You're a star! But, hate to say it, I need some advice... I'm homeschooled, shy, and quite a hermit, I've like this really great guy a year younger than me (I'm 17.) and I've been really good friends with his sister for years, those same years spent having a massive crush borderline love of this boy... The family is also homeschooled, so I get to see them occasionally when I'm not studying. Even if it's been six months since we last saw each other, it's like no time has passed, we both end up chatting and laughing. I really think he likes me back, but like me, he's shy, I want to pluck up the courage to ask him out, because he's too scared to, but I've never done this thing before, and I'm afraid of rejection. I'm going to see him next week, what would you suggest I do? Thank you! Roxanne xox

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1/19/2019 8:53:38 PM

Should I got to the doctor about my height

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1/19/2019 8:04:35 PM

Vicki why do boys never comment on my posts? All my friends get loads of comments and I dont. All boys do is make fun of me. It makes me want to cry, Im not even that big anymore and Im trying my best to be nice to everyone but no one ever seems to be nice to me back ):

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1/19/2019 7:26:51 PM

My mum wants me to wear a crop top because you can see my nipples through a jumper, but they are really uncomfortable. The straps are too big and can't be adjusted and the band is way to tight. You can also see the band through my shirts. I told my mum it doesn't fit me but she doesn't want to hear it. What do I do? (I don't even like crop tops or bras in general.)

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1/19/2019 6:43:40 PM

What are the symptoms of anxiety in teenagers? From Annalisä

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The symptoms of anxiety are similar for everyone regardless of age.   See my blog below for all you need to know about this condition and understand it is perfectly normal to feel anxious and is the body's natural reaction to something new or daunting.


1/19/2019 6:27:32 PM

Hi, I shaved down there last week & tonight I noticed a lump on my right side on the outside. Its itchy and when i scratch it it stings. Its not an ingrown hair & my whole right side has swelled up and its really puffy. I have no idea what it is. Its not bleeding and I dont think its got pus. Do you know what it is? Thank you.

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1/19/2019 5:32:35 PM

Vicki, I have a bit of a problem. My mum wont buy me a cupped bra, and its starting to make me frustrated and very upset. I have these bras however they are more like crop tops and the material is not thick enough and if I wear a tight top you can see the lace and my nipples through it, and I hate them. I want bras like these but my mum will not let me get cupped bras and Im 13, she treats me like a child and I hate it(I cry in bed because she doesnt ask me what type of underwear I want when we go shopping. She picks out the crop tops that she likes for me and it is making me so mad its unbelievable). Today I tried to hint that I wanted a bra but saying Mum what should I wear tonight, I really want to wear this but I cant because you can see my crop tops through it then she replied oh dont start that again, Ive already tried to get you underwear and I cant buy what the shops dont have. She wont let me get a bra with lightly moulded cups. This afternoon we had to go into town so when we went into Peacocks to get a t-shirt I said can we look at the underwear whilst we are here she said yeah so we went there and she goes aw thats a shame they only have cupped bras. Im getting a debit card soon so i was thinking of buying online then telling her by putting them in the wash, is this a good idea, and do you have any other ideas on how to get my mum to buy me these bras?

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1/19/2019 4:13:11 PM

Under: 75 cm on:86 cm above:83cm

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1/19/2019 2:26:39 PM

Hey Vicki! Im just wondering, on average, what stage of breast development to girls get their periods?

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1/19/2019 11:40:16 AM

hi vicki, how do i know when i will start my first period? i kinda want them to start.

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Like you, many girls are excited about the arrival of their first period. Be sure to read all the great blogs on the website so you are prepared for when your period does arrive. And remember that the Lil-Lets teens pads are ideal for someone new to periods.