I have been homeschooled for pretty much my entire life. (I went to preschool and didn't like it.) On September 2nd, I will be going to a private school. I have toured the building and talked to the head of the school already. Some days I think I've made the right decision, but other days I feel as if I'm making a terrible mistake! I'm really nervous about it. Can you tell me about what it's like going to school? Note: They call the school an "international peace academy." Don't think bullying will be a problem. :)
I'd really like to earn some money, but I'm not sure how. I'm too young to babysit, and I can't do the common jobs like "selling lemonade" and stuff like that. How should I earn some money? - Anonymous Hi! There are a number of ways that kids can earn money, but without knowing your exact circumstances, it’s hard for me to be sure of what methods might work for you and what wouldn’t. And of course, you should make sure to have your parent’s approval for any type of money-making enterprise…Read more…
Do any of you have journals or diaries? I do. I first started keeping a diary when I was around five. Now, I have several diaries dating back to my tenth birthday, a few old dream journals, and several hundred notes on my phone (most being my private thoughts, same as my diaries). I love being able to look back through my old diaries and see what I was thinking about six months ago, a year ago, two years ago, four years ago . . . Some thoughts and ideas on journaling: -When my current diary has…Read more…
Are your brothers gross too? - Ruby Hi, Ruby! I only have one brother, but I’m lucky—he’s usually not too gross. :) I do also have three sisters, however, and between my total four siblings, I can definitely sympathize with being frustrated by siblings, at least on a more generic level. I’m not sure if you’re asking for specific advice, but as it happens, I actually wrote a blog post several months ago all about having siblings! If you’d like to give that a read, you can find it by clicking…Read more…
My friends are talking about really mature topics lately, and I still don't like to talk about that, even though I'm the same age as them. My friends are usually great, but now they're making me feel slightly uncomfortable and out of place. What should I do? - Anonymous First of all, know that you’re definitely not the only person who’s not always entirely uncomfortable with very “mature” topics! Notwithstanding your age, different people have different comfort levels on different things. Not…Read more…
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