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. :)
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…
2018 is here, and many girls have made New Year's Resolutions. It's easy and fun to make resolutions, but it's much harder to keep them throughout the year. Whenever I make New Year's Resolutions, I always write them on a piece of paper and hang it on the wall. Here are some of my New Year's Resolutions for this year: - Finish editing my novel and send it to publishers. - Perform an original song. - Get straight As in school. -Write in my journal more often. -Apply for scholarships and make…Read more…
I have this nasty habit of using my nails to pick at scabs or pimples on my face. I'm worried that I'll create scars, but I can't stop. Do you have any ideas for stopping this habit? - Anonymous I’ve never had that particularly habit, but I do have experience with wanting to break a bad habit and having trouble stopping. (For me, it’s a habit of tearing my own hair.) Different people often find different strategies helpful, but here are some ideas for anti-habit techniques, most of which I’ve…Read more…
“I have two best friends at school. One of them is really introverted like me, but the other one is a total extrovert. We've all been friends since sixth grade (we're in eighth this year) and since then my extroverted friend has gone from being kinda dorky like me and my other friend to really popular. My other friend and I didn't really care that much at first, but this year he has started ignoring us sometimes. He'll talk to his other friends and not listen to us. I feel kind of hurt by it…Read more…
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