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Something on your mind? Ask Sam is ChildLine’s problem page where you can read letters from other young people. You can also ask for advice yourself and Sam will try to post a reply below.

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Puberty is a big change that everyone goes through – it can be weird, scary and confusing. I’m happy to answer any questions and worries you have about puberty and how it affects you.

Remember that although I read every letter I can only respond to a few per week – and it will always be through my page, not in private.

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Sam

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Uni

Uni

Al my life I wanted to be a doctor and now I'm failing a levels. I've revised worked hard all my life and did well in my GCSEs but now it's all for nothing. I wanted to be a doctor...

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How to cope with coming out

How to cope with coming out

My dad came out as gay today and I can't stop crying. He told us that he is seeing a man and I seemed okay with it at the start but as the day has gone on I have become...

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My brother

my brother

my brother is 2 months now but i feel pushed away by my parents i think hes ruined the bond with me and my mum 

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Needs for developing

Needs for developing

Dear sam ...
I am writing to ask you for advice ...
I am 11 yrs and I feel I need a bra and everyone including parents and youtubers say that at  my age I should have  one but my...

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School

School2

Dear sam,...
I really hate school at the moment, all i get is trouble from teachers and other students. I have a lot going on at school at the moment as in about 8 weeks time i start year 11....

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How do I tell my friend I self-harm?

How do I tell my friend I self-harm?

Hi :) I recently told my friend I've been seeing a councillor, but I didn't say why. She's a great friend so she didn't ask too much. I really want to tell her why I've had to see the councillor,...

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drink spiked then raped?

drink spiked then raped?

Hey I went out drinking last night this girls that was in the club then gave me and my mate half there drinks we took them and drank them as well as loads of shots we then saw the girls...

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Phobia of the dentist

phobia of the dentist

Hey Sam:) how are ya? I'm a 15 year old girl and ever since I can remember I've had a really bad phobia of the dentist. It's on my medical records so my dentist, orthodontist and parents know. Im a...

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Puberty

Puberty

I want to tell my mum that i probably need to start shaving soon, but i am not sure how to phrase it, or get the message through.
Please Help

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Period

Period

Hi Sam I am on my period right now and it is horrible I live with my sister and boyfriend because my mum and dad are both dead and she doesn't really have time for me as she is having...

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what counts as sexual messages in the eyes of the law

what counts as sexual messages in the eyes of the law

hi sam im 15 and im seeing/talking to a 13 year old and our relationship only involves kissing holding hands and hugging as we know that the law says you cant have sexual activities like any touching ect and no...

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Bisexual but misunderstood

Bisexual but misunderstood

Hi Sam,...

I'm bisexual, and I've come out to most of my family. My brother's known for ages but I told my parents recently. My dad was completely fine, but my mum was harder to judge - we don't really...

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