Teen Talk: My mum calls me stupid

An upturned bottle of prickly heat powder led to an argument between a girl and her mother. PHOTO: ST FILE
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Q. I am the only daughter of a single mother and I am currently in secondary school. As my mum has to work to provide for the two of us, she often comes home late and we hardly get to talk.

Recently, I accidentally upturned a big bottle of prickly heat powder, not knowing it was open, and a whole lot of it got into one of my eyes.

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