Dear Dish-It: Fearing Puberty

Fearful asks: I’m a guy, and I’m afraid of going through puberty. I don’t know how to tell my dad because I’m afraid of getting “the talk.” What should I do? Back to Article

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MILAHLAH_2114879 wrote:
2012-11-16 21:13:26 -0800

"the talk" is talking about $3z and puberty and other chiz like dat

elotheprincess5900 wrote:
2012-11-16 21:11:56 -0800

I havent had the talk yet if i already have

kep7hk wrote:
2012-11-16 21:07:04 -0800

What the hell is "the talk"?

kikilee wrote:
2012-11-16 21:04:02 -0800

hehe the talk Big Grin had it 5 times U_U

aero to the fullest
aero to the fullest wrote:
2012-11-16 20:48:05 -0800

I had the talk and is weird but I understand know

iMuffin wrote:
2012-11-16 20:43:55 -0800

lol its not painful

bubblegumluv712 wrote:
2012-11-16 20:38:04 -0800

the talk made me not look at anyone right for months!

PrincessZELDA1996 wrote:
2012-10-27 08:48:44 -0700

I'm a female, I went through puberty a year and a half ago. My mother gave me "the talk" and i was grossed out for a day or two but you should just get it over with. So you don't have to worry about it.

lucy loves union j
lucy loves union j wrote:
2012-10-23 07:53:52 -0700

i mite have mine and by the way its not scary but its painfull

JJ99_foreva wrote:
2012-10-23 07:43:05 -0700

Im growing a mustache

funky fresh boy
funky fresh boy wrote:
2012-10-23 07:25:18 -0700

i'm growing a beard

crazy 1D
crazy 1D wrote:
2012-10-22 16:00:39 -0700

i haven't gotten mine but i don't want it to happen yet though i am scared too

uknowmeme wrote:
2012-10-08 22:34:41 -0700

I truthfully DONT have mine yet, at ALL, so it's wierd to c u guys talkin bout it

K.G BALLER wrote:
2012-10-07 17:34:02 -0700

already hd the change

xWildBoYxD wrote:
2012-10-07 11:05:21 -0700

beenn there done that the most careful person you can talk to is your older brother older brothers will always b there no matter wat i looked up to my bro n he helped me n i wasnt really scared of nothing that i was goin threw older brothers r the KEY

CoolxDav01 wrote:
2012-10-02 20:53:42 -0700

I'm turning 12 in JAN. But I am already epering some cahnges but I am actually excited for Puberty

skipperthedog wrote:
2012-09-23 08:21:53 -0700

im only turning ten but i have a great system i made many graphs charts and stuff planning about college, high school, money, a house my best friend and i swore to God we were going to live with each other and never fall in love so no fears!

sorrcermickey wrote:
2012-09-18 17:49:10 -0700

oh thats helpful *slaps* who would be crying then

sorrcermickey wrote:
2012-09-18 17:48:15 -0700

oh thats so helpful way to go *slaps across the face* whos crying now god ...stupid

sorrcermickey wrote:
2012-09-18 17:46:12 -0700

oh yeah thats going to help him get through it

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What part of it are you scared of? Is it eating in public and around other people, or just eating in general?  What it might be, if it's eating in public you don't like, is social anxiety, or social phobia. You should ask your doctor to check, because if it is, they can offer you ways to help. For instance, they might recommend therapists or group sessions to help ease your fear.  Even if it's just a phobia or, in unlikelier circumstances, an eating disorder, you should still go to your doctor or a therapist so you can try to overcome it. Try doing things that calm you down before these situations as well, like exercise, reading or listening to music (I'm not sure what relaxes you but sometimes these help). Also, you should try to slowly get used to the situations. So don't force yourself to eat straight away when you're out, but slowly start doing so whenever your comfortable with doing so. Unlike your mum wants, you can't just "stop" being scared because that's not how it works.  But right now, please don't force yourself into any of these situations. It's not good for your mental health to be forced to face a phobia of yours often. 
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Dear Dish-It, Within the last few years I have felt a bit sick and shaky when we go out to eat. It's not so bad when it's a carvery lunch or something at a pub, but settling down for a chocolate brownie and a milkshake shakes me up. Don't get me wrong, I love going out with Mum, but it's just sitting down and taking a bite. I want to chuck it in the bin. I love eating brownies and stuff at home and I'm pretty healthy. But I refuse to go to the town before lunch in fear. Mum told me I got to stop this or I'm going to develop a terrible phobia.  Please help! ElfyKathy, worried
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She isn't jealous she is just dissappointed that you chose to get lessons when she did to get better . She had to get better to catch up to you so you can enjoyher as your best friend. Then you went ahead and got lessons as if you needed them. She is just upset that you showed off a talent that she didn't have. And she tried to get better to impress you but you got better as well. Which kept her at the stage she will always be at my best friend sings way betyer than me but I try. 
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It may be hard but break it down to them we aren't friends but we can be associates. It may leave them a bit dissappointed but tell them we aren't in the same category to be as close as friends. 
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