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  • LIFE: Dear Carol

    What to do if you're feeling extra emotional

    I cry at night for no reason, but I feel dorky talking to a school counselor. Dear Help! You’d feel dorky talking to a counselor? You’re feeling miserable now! Remember that counselors have heard it all. People in helping professions would never laugh or...

  • LIFE: Dear Carol

    Dear Carol: My sister ran away. What should I do?

    My 15-year-old sister ran away. I know where she is, but I’m afraid to tell because I don’t want to get in trouble. Dear Confused, This is a serious situation. Rather than keep silent, reveal your sister’s whereabouts to a parent, or talk...

  • LIFE: Family

    How to deal with your mom's strict rules

    We've all been there: Mom didn't let ya sleepover your BFFs (when all your other friends were allowed), and last week she totally freaked when you asked if you could go see a movie with your BF. You've told her...

  • LIFE: Dear Carol

    How do I ask my mom about s-e-x?

    All the info I get about sex is from my friends. I am scared to ask my mom about all this. Dear Nervous, Some moms welcome the opportunity to talk to their daughters but feel nervous about initiating the conversation. It might help...

  • LIFE: Dear Carol

    Dear Carol: I feel left out of Dad's life

    Lately, I’ve been feeling left out of my dad’s life. Ever since he got a new girlfriend, I feel she and I have to complete for his attention. It’s very hard to talk to him because he’s not a full-time...

  • LIFE: Family

    Redo your 'rents' rules

    Ugh! My parents are really controlling. They’ve just set my phone to shut off at 6:30 p.m. every day just because they caught my sister texting after bedtime. All I want is to be able to text my friends until I go to...