Teens Share Their Secrets Teenagers wish they could tell their parents a lot of things. And for some reason, three teens in Chicago — Curie Youth Radio producers Romana Amato, Jose Benitez and April Winbun — have decided to do just that on the air.

Teens Share Their Secrets

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As we heard, Ramon has been slowly opening up to those around him. But there are still plenty of things teenagers aren't comfortable sharing with adults. High school students, Romana Amato, Jose Benitez and April Winbun collected these secrets teenagers say they'll never reveal to their parents.

Unidentified Woman #1: I steal my mother's car.

Unidentified Woman #2: That I'm not a virgin.

Unidentified Man #1: Sorry, mom. I love you, but...

Unidentified Woman #3: Stop putting so much pressure on me to always be perfect because I get good grades and because I'm always the one they're comparing my brother to. It's like, oh, be like her, be like her.

Unidentified Man #2: Sometimes I steal money from your purse.

Unidentified Woman #3: Freshman year, every time I said I was at the library, I was with my boyfriend.

Unidentified Man #3: I want to join the Marines, and I don't care what they have to say about it.

Unidentified Woman #4: I want to be a writer.

Unidentified Woman #5: I got a tattoo when I was in Spain.

Unidentified Man #4: I have friends who do drugs, and I've been at parties where they drink, but I just don't want to tell her because then she might not let me go or...

Unidentified Woman #6: That they need to become better parents.

Unidentified Man #4: I have to confess that I have jungle fever.

Unidentified Woman #7: That I actually really hate my little sister, like really hate her, not just because she bothers me.

Unidentified Woman #8: There's a bullet hole in our basement wall, and my mama kept wondering where it came from, and I never told her, and I don't want her to know that it was me one day when I was playing with the gun in the house.

Unidentified Man #5: If I had the guts to like tell my parents that I sell porn to students.

Unidentified Man #6: I love my dad more.

Unidentified Woman #9: That I hate everything about him.

Unidentified Man #7: That the reason I don't have a girlfriend is because I have a crush on this really nice guy from school.

Unidentified Man #8: That I might not graduate high school, even in the summer.

Unidentified Woman #10: That this guy asked me out.

Unidentified Woman #11: That my sister smokes pot on a daily basis and my mom...

Unidentified Man #9: I don't really tell my parents like how much I feel about them, like let them know how I feel about them and how much I respect them or like let them know.

COHEN: That story came to us from the new NPR series Hearing Voices and Curie Youth Radio in Chicago. You heard from Jose Benitez, Yvonne Garcia(ph), Sharonda Jailes(ph), Monica Gutierrez(ph), Eddie Robles(ph), Paul Roldan(ph), Keith Shine(ph), and April Winbun.

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