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For questions relating to or about teenagers. Where the questioner is a teenager or involves interaction with a teenager or teenagers. A teenager is generally defined as between 13-19 years old, but this can vary.

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How do you point out major design flaws gently?

I left my old uni society for a year to work in industry, and in that time the team that succeeded me have designed and built most of the aircraft I was working on. Had it not have been for the ...
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How do I approach telling guests not to overstay their welcome?

I had a game night last night and two of my sister's friends came and played, one is male and 20, call him B, and the other is a female ~18 years old, call her L. When my husband was finishing his ...
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How to address the disapproval of someones actions when he/she throws litter on the ground

Today I was cycling home from work. I was just cycling past a group of two girls when one of them hit me carelessly when she was throwing her tin can of energy drink on the ground. They said "sorry ...
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My teen son's friend stinks due to cats in his house. How to handle?

Short Version: My son's teenage friend stinks of cat urine. How can I help without hurting him? Long Version: My question is similar to this one, except I'm not friends with the parents who own the ...
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How can I better improve peoples views of me?

I frequent a chatroom with a small community. Many types of discussions occur that I don't usually join in on. It's partially because I often don't feel like contributing because what I have to say ...
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Motivate Highschoolers in my Tech Startup

I am a 15 year old high school student who is a programming enthusiast. I have started a software & tech "company." I say this in quotes because we have not incorporated legally, we do not pay our ...
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How can I properly express my true academic and career ambitions to my father?

I'm currently a junior/senior in High School, currently looking for colleges. My father has taken it upon himself to help me find a college that would best suit what he believes to be my ambitions: a ...
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Appropriate wait time before re-sending RSVP request? [closed]

My teenage son has sent out an e-vite (online invitation service) for his birthday party at a one of those bowling/laser tag/multi-activity places. He’s extremely excited about the event, but ...
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How to get out of another group's interpersonal problems without hurting their feelings

My friend "Alice" has an older boyfriend. He asked me out on a date right in front of her today. I looked at Alice, and she turned away. I didn't know if this was a dare or serious, so I called him ...
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How do I effectively get people to look past my age when considering my abilities, if they know how old I am?

This is something I run into sometimes, as I'm 15 years old currently and a moderator on an online community. Sometimes, people will doubt my abilities, especially online, when they become aware of my ...
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How can I convince my teacher that I'm still suffering from mental illness, despite him insisting I'm over it? [closed]

I'm 17 years old and live in Austria. I currently attend the 4th grade at my "Highschool". Since I was 4 years old, I have problems with depression and other mental illness-stuff. In my second year I ...
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I don't want a large birthday party. How can I let my friends know?

My birthday's approaching. It's not a milestone age or anything, but my friends and teammates (people I socialize, work or talk with every day, at meals, practice and study sessions) found out about ...
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How do I say no to a stranger asking to borrow my bicycle for a minute?

Last night, I took my bicycle to meet some friends (both boys and girls). While we were sitting there (on the curb, in a relatively secluded place where the teen will often meet for a pakal (a meeting,...
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What should I do if I have a nosebleed in the middle of a meeting? [closed]

I've got a problem with my nose. It randomly starts bleeding whenever, especially when I have a cold or the weather is changing. It's been known to suddenly start bleeding even when I'm just standing ...
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Is it right to ask someone to keep the curtains drawn if we're claustrophobic? If so, how?

In my classroom, there's a student who wants to keep the curtains closed/drawn all the time. When the sun starts peeping in through the windows, she draws the curtains, keeping the sun out. As an ...
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How to react to teenagers trying to making fun of you?

Usually, I'm pretty good at replying to people trying to make fun of me or pissing me off. I'm able to reply something clever pretty fast most of the time. However, with teenagers it's different. ...
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Is it rude to stay for only 30 minutes or an hour at my girlfriend's family barbecue? [closed]

The other day, I was invited by my girlfriend to her family's pre-4th-of-July barbecue, which was taking place later the same day. It involved her mom's side of the family, and about 15 relatives came....
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What does one do at a dance without a date? [closed]

Connected to my previous question, what do you do at a dance where you know very few of the participants and you have no date? What I ended up doing was mostly standing next to the DJ and modifying ...
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