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I hate doing things like shopping and I rather like sports and playing with dog (even on the road), but my friends think that I am very weird.

Question : I hate doing things like shopping and rather like sports and playing with dogs, but my friends think that I am very weird? What to do? Teentalker , 14-year-old

Dear Teentalker,

Thank you for reaching out and sharing your concerns.

It can be really frustrating when you're doing things that 'girls typically of your age' are expected to do. Society has stereptyped males and females and all of us are expected to 'fit in' by playing those roles. That would mean 'girls are supposed to enjoy shopping' and 'boys are supposed to play sports'.

But what happens, when a girl chooses to play a sport instead of doing some shopping? That's when friends start to think you're 'weird' or 'odd', just because you dare to be dif.....

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