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I feel like all my friends and I do at school is gossip, and I’m sick of it. How can I stop once we head back this fall?
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Hey, well my mom got a new job and I'm going to be moving to a new state and I'm in 8th grade. I don't know if I want to start second semester back or just wait till High School starts. Any tips about making friends while starting during the middle of the school year?

Hey girlie,

I'd probably start second semester back so you don't miss too much! You want to stay on track with school no matter what - and plus it'll give you a way to make friends your age ASAP! That'd be a long 6 months or so without friends to hang out with, wouldn't it? If you start in the middle, you'll be the new kid and all eyes will be on you...which is a great thing! You can ask people to help ya out, recommend good clubs to join, show you around town, and help you adjust to your teachers' quirks. Make sure you're out-going and you challenge yourself to say hello to everyone and keep an open mind! You'll do just fine Smile 
Lauren C.

by tvgirl247 on 10/15/2011 10:18:20 AM


ok so i have this old friend and she got mad at me cause she died her hair a snowy white ( like mine but im a natural bleach blonde so it looks white) and now she started rumors and gossips about me being a -blank- and all that my bf is being so nice and telling people to back off and if they dont he knows alot they will be getting in more troble, and anyway so now i feel so lonely ( i have 5 friends inclues my bf who are true to me) i wish my brother was home he would know wat to do he always does. But since he is in the miliuatsry and was sent to Japan i cant talk to him, i need help

Try talking to your old friend about why she has been spreading rumors and being so mean. If she won't hear you out or refuses to change her nasty ways, your best bet is to stick with your other friends who are true to you Smile 

Brittany G.  
Brittany G.

by peaceandlove1010 on 9/13/2011 11:00:28 PM


MOD MOD MOD MOD MOD MOD! Okay so I can't believe I'm saying this, but I'm like..being bullied! This girl in my school is spreading rumors about me just because I'm friends with someone else. She's been telling people I'm bipolar (which I'm not), and mean, different, and just stupid ALL because I'm friends with someone she hates. Now me and this mean girl aren't friends at all (we were) and so what do I do? I've already cried like 3 times. OH AND! She tells me she isn't saying she said I was bipolar, she said she's never said that even though this other chick thats friends with both of us is saying that she did say that. I told my parents and they said that this girl sounds dangerous and I should just leave me alone but like..I didn't realise how much things hurt! Then she goes and lies about it and says she's not telling anyone anything! What do I do?! Pleaseeeeeee Help! Becausee this is really making me sad (I had no idea how bad this kind of stuff really gets) XXX, Rainbow


Hey girl, your parents are right, you should steer clear of this girl. Don't let her get you down- you have other friends that know the true you, and they shouldn't care about what other people say about you.

Tory N.

by rainbow_cow on 8/26/2011 8:22:26 AM


Hey girl, I would ignore the teasing. If things get really rough, there's nothing wrong with letting a guidance counselor and teacher know. Bullying is never appropriate.

Alyssa B.

by wolfy2149 on 8/12/2011 12:40:44 AM


MOD so i have 2ish groups of friends. One of my groups of friends made a fake facebook page of my other friends with the name that the whole school calls them. My other friends were saying some mean things about my other friends and i really want it to stop because i care about all my friends.And i dont know what to do because im afraid if i tell them how i feel they might be mad but aahhh idk wat i shud doo any suggestions??? Thanks:o)

 Hey girl,

What your friends are doing is not right, and could be very hurtful to your other friend, so you should definitely speak up. They should realize that what they are doing is very cruel, and you should re-evaluate your friendship with these people. Just think, if someone was being mean to you, would you want your friend to stick up for you? I'm pretty sure that answer would be yes. x0x0
Casey L.

by SnowBoarder88 on 7/26/2011 2:28:24 PM


It will be my first year of middle school do not know what it will be like, but i do not care friends will be there.

Delilah B.

by delilah2345 on 7/18/2011 9:59:39 PM


MODERATOR!! (I forgot to put the mod thing before my question and I accidentally posted it. Have to type this again :-P) I'm going into eighth grade this year but I'm planning ahead for high school. I want to go to a fine arts high school so I can explore my creativity more and to see if I want to a music and writing career by having a hands-on experience. The high school my mom wants me to go to only has three fine arts, but the one I want to go to has more than ten. What are the benefits of going to a fine arts high school? How can I persuade my mom? It's also a college preparatory school. Help please?

Hey girlie,

A specialized school like this one will give you a bit of a challenge - it'll be harder, faster-paced, and allow you to really focus on one of your passions that you'd like to pursue for the rest of your life. So make sure you choose it because you love that certain fine art! And be prepared for a more challenging experience than you'd get at your average high school, since it's designed to prepare you better for a top-ranked college. To persuade mom, just try to gather as much info about your school as you can (including teachers, price, classes/curriculum, etc.). Review them and become VERY confident with all the information (and with your reasons behind wanting to attend the school) - that way, if she has any questions, you're prepared to answer them well. I'm sure it'll win her over!
Lauren C.

by nerdyrockerperson on 7/11/2011 5:07:46 PM


hey MOD
i'm going into 10th grade this year and i was wondering what cute outfit ideas you may have? my school has a very strict dress code like we can't wear shorts or skirts that are too short. i never wore a skirt one day to school in 9th grade and i really want to now.
Thank you!

Hey girl,

Since you can't wear short skirts, try wearing a long, flowy floral one. It's a great alternative, and they're so cute! Pair it with a jean jacket to add some extra style. x0x0 
Casey L.

by Frenchy357 on 7/5/2011 2:45:07 PM


yeah um someone started a rumor about me that i committed suicide...i still haven't found out who started it but i realized that it hurts, especially when somebody says something like that..

by jdizzle09 on 6/28/2011 10:22:56 AM


We all kind of gossip but it isnt right to just say things to start rumors or talk bad about someone. But there are times when there are legit things to talk about. And when we talk to people we need to talk to people who dont go around saying what we said and making it worse.

by luckykel on 6/25/2011 12:37:50 PM


Mod Mod I really want to go to the midnight showing of Harry Potter, but I'm kind of scared. I know that sounds stupid, but the movie theatre I have to go to is in a very bad town! Like so bad my dad doesn't like it when we go there with out him, but he can't come this time. I would go with just my mom. My mom said that no one would mess with us because there will be a lot of people. But I'm still scared something will happen to us! What should I do? I have been waiting to go forever!! Thank you!! Smile


Hey girl, You've really just got to do what feels right to you.  If your mom said she thinks it's safe, then it sounds like it would be okay to go.  You could also make a deal with her, like that she will meet you at the theater right when it's over.  That being said, if you really feel scared, don't feel obligated to go.  You have to do what's right for you.  xoxo

Marie H.

by Georgie 4 on 6/25/2011 8:10:21 AM


MOD MOD MOD MOD i have 2 problems:
1.)all my life i felt left out of EVERYTHING. even with my 2 bffs! i felt that they had more in common with them than they did with meCry and now its happening with my sister and cousin. theyre SO close and im so not. they tell eachother everything, just not to can i get my cousin to open up and tell me what happens in her life? and how can i get her to talk to me more? shes always talking to my sisterCry
2.) how can i get closer with my sister? she tells me everything, and i tell her everything, but every time i ask her a simple question she has that "get outta my face" attitude. all i want is to be closer with her. please help!!!!:'''''( i cant stand this much longer

Talk to her about how you feel about feeling left out and her attitude towards you. Explain to her that you wish you guys were closer and ask how she feels about resolving said problems.

Brittany G. 
Brittany G.

by karategirl78 on 6/24/2011 9:24:02 PM


Okay, So today I just got back from church camp, It was awesome except for a few things. My "Best Friend" (I'll call her Sally) Said I was saying mean things about her, which I wasn't, and She got her whole cabin to hate me except for one girl. (I'll call her Amy) Last year I went to the same camp, And Sally left me out both years the first year we were in the same room. So Amy was the only one that would hang out with me pretty much except for rare occasions when Sally wasn't with the other girl(pretty much only one) That she hung out with. So this year my other friend came and shes my best friend to, So I was telling her how I sort of felt left out by Sally and how she was sort of like using me when she has no one else around. (Sorry this is so long, I might need to add another comment to finish it) And So then Me and my roomates didn't want anyone to come in because we were doing private stuff. Okay now I'm going to post another comment lol Helen S.

by sarahismspettyfer on 6/24/2011 4:03:14 PM


i think words hurt way more! my friends gossip allll the time , and they all talk bad about eachother behind there backs.. :/

by Maddyrox92 on 6/24/2011 3:10:19 PM


Soo...two of my best friends are fighting with each other. Let's call them Friend 1 and Friend 2. Friend 1 yells at me whenever I talk about myself.(And, about my boyfriend). Friend 2 is calm. I said I'm not choosing sides but it's getting to the point where things are starting to get bad. Friend 1 also swears to the Friend 2. I almost started crying. I don't want to loose any friends. Please HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hey girl! It's always tough when friends are having issues. The best way to solve this would be to talk to Friend 1. If she keeps freaking out like this and making things uncomfortable maybe there are some underlying issues. Just ask her if everything is ok and ask her why she keeps acting the way she does, and tell her that you don't like it when she swears. Hope this helps xoxo
Jess W.

by jellybeanxD on 6/24/2011 7:26:26 AM


ok sorry that would b a great answer but his phone is like completely broke so i can't call himFrown i guess i have to wait and talk to him when school startsFrown

Hey girl, could you call his home phone or email him? Or even just reach out to one of his friends who can talk to him? Use your resources and get creative!

Alyssa B.

by Alykat18 on 6/23/2011 10:06:11 PM


*sigh* i miss school.

by Alykat18 on 6/23/2011 9:52:35 PM


ok so now that school is out i can't see my crush anymore. i would text him but his phone is broke. like we use to text ALL the timeFrown so now i miss him soo much and i have noo way to talk to him. what do i do??? he is always on my mind!!Frown please helpFrown

Hey girl, why not try calling him and inviting him to hang out sometime? Develop your friendship and see what happens from there!

Alyssa B.

by Alykat18 on 6/23/2011 9:51:31 PM


gossip can be kinda fun...but i relized its pretty bad. Frown

by I<3gurrls! on 6/23/2011 9:46:44 PM


Because of gossip, for a couple of weeks a few years ago, my sister's classmates thought she had (as the Bible puts it) "known" her sixth grade teacher. EWW!!

by Sailor*Jupiter12 on 6/23/2011 9:16:34 PM


because of gossip, my homeroom has more drama than Real Housewives of NY. So glad schools out.

by ellybelle98 on 6/23/2011 1:49:54 PM


I HATE gossip. Because of it, my class turned into this ridiculous drama show!! We were never getting along and always hated each other. So STOP THE GOSSIP!!!! Who's with me?

by dawnstorm25 on 6/23/2011 12:50:02 PM


Standing up to your friends can be really hard, but I guess that is the test of true friendship or a good friend. If they get mad, make fun of you, or refuse to stop being mean than they probably aren't the best friends to have. Casey L.

by Katiekins130 on 6/23/2011 11:17:48 AM


I say things positive about the person they are talking about, but then they all get mad and turn against me!
What do I do?

Hey girl! It's really brave of you to stand up against your friends. Next time that happens, just tell them that gossiping is really immature and you don't want to be a part of it and would really appreciate if they stopped too. Just think like the great Eleanor Roosevelt who said, "Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; and small minds discuss people." Good luck!
Jess W.

by nerdisthewurd26 on 6/23/2011 9:34:01 AM

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