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My teens have friends over, and I also do a lot of volunteering with kids. With volunteering, I usually like to be called Miss or Mrs. last name. I feel weird being called Miss Epril, even though most of my peers are called Miss so and so. When my teens' friends address me, they call me by my last name. I like the respect and feel more comfortable with last name usage, but I on the other hand feel it's too formal. Some of these teens I've known for years, and we get alone fine. I think I'm uncomfortable because a first name basis seems too intimate with a teen. Well, what do y'all think??
 

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I used to work with Boy Scouts. I always preferred that they call me by my 1st name. It put me on a level with them. It also put me more in the role of an instructor and not a teacher.
 

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I used to work with Boy Scouts. I always preferred that they call me by my 1st name. It put me on a level with them. It also put me more in the role of an instructor and not a teacher.
 
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