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How do you convince your parents to let you go on a 4 day trip that's 1389 miles away from home?(It's school sponsered.)


Hey girly! When asking for something like this, it's important to show your parents how responsible you are. Maybe make a deal with them. Like, you'll take on new chores to help earn the money to go, and prove that you're responsible. Or, make a power point or other presentation to show why you want to go, what the benefits would be, and why they should let you go. They'll be impressed if you put in the effort Smile


Becca G.

by shine___ on 9/11/2011 5:09:35 PM


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by NellieJ. on 9/10/2011 12:40:17 PM


my mom hates my dad... but my dad is so sweet... its awful to see them fighting. she hates him because he lost his job in Texas and then got one in Minnesota and moved there, then my sister and I moved up here... she blames him and i dont know what to do...?


Girlie, hate is a strong word. I'm sure your mom is angry, but she prob doesn't hate your dad. In this economy, it's easy to let things like losing a job or tight finances sway your emotions. The best thing you can do is to stay out of it, and not take sides. They need to work their feelings out themselves. 

Brittany T.

by soccerlover557 on 8/25/2011 1:05:38 AM


My mom is really strict about what i listen to. Like she won't even let me listing Last Friday Night by Katy Perry ?? And i'm 13 !! How can i get her to let me listen to more stuff ?? It's not fair bc everyone my age (including me) likes that kind of music and i'm not even allowed to listen to it !!


Hey babe,

It might be worth chatting with mom and - leaving out those "But everyone else is doing it, mom!" arguments - explain to her that the radio is everywhere and you're going to hear this stuff around. Tell her that there are certain types of music and certain artists you know she wouldn't be comfortable with, so you'd be glad to stay away from them. But try asking her, since you're growing up, if you might be able to run a new artist/album/song by her before you listen in the hopes that she'll be a little more lenient. Make sure you let her know that, just because you listen to Last Friday Night, you won't go crazy and have house parties with alcohol! You're mature and you know the difference between what's in the songs and what's in your life. Assure her of this (and you might have to prove it over time before you win her over), but taking this step and calmly talking to her will really help her see it!

Lauren C.

by lilgymnast11 on 8/22/2011 5:29:06 PM


MOD MOD MOD my parents are so easygoing on my sister. if she gets a c on a test, they dont really think much about it. but if i get a b on a test, they dont think im trying. if my sis lays down and sleeps all day, then my parents dont exactly care, but i still do all the chores and even extras, but they still call me lazy. if my sis gets a few bad grades on a report card, then if she does better on the next report card, then my parents reward her. but if i get all a's, then they say 'good job' and thats it. i think my parents expect way to much out of me, and i dont know what to do to get them to lay off. any advice for a better attitude for me, and get my parents to be a little easiergoing on me?


Hey girl, you hould defenitely talk to your parents about how you feel. Make sure you stay calm and don't accuse them, just tell them how you feel. You should be proud of yourself for getting all A's and doing extra chores without anything in return! You go girl!


xoxo tory

Tory N.

by wishuponastar97 on 8/22/2011 12:53:54 PM


@shargab--I have the same prob! Dont worry girl, just keep going with the flow and bring it up once in a while. It'll show them that your very mature not to beg over it. Smile

by HappyFeet16 on 8/18/2011 2:43:19 PM


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by qwerty66 on 8/16/2011 7:08:38 PM


Mod Mod Mod!!!! I'm 15 years old and have a paper route. On Saturday mornings, I have to get up early to deliver them and the papers are really thick so my dad carries them for me. It's really embarrassing because he wears this big bright yellow bag that says "journal inquirer" with a bright orange strap. When we walk on the main road, people stare at us while in their cars and same when we pass people when their walking their dogs. It's so embarrassing, especially since I'm 15. My dad just carries the papers for me and hands them off to me for me to deliver. I dread Saturday mornings. It's bad enough I have to get up early, but it feels worse knowing that I'll be embarrassed. I want to tell him how embarrassing it is but I don't want to hurt his feelings. What should I do to stop feeling this dread I have every Saturday morning?


Hey chica,  I'm sorry, I guess I'm not sure what it is exactly that's embarassing you!  If it's the bag, well then maybe you can get him another one.  You can just tell him straight out that the brightness of it kinda embarasses you.  Or if it's being with your dad, and you think you can do it yourself, just let him know you think it's time to take responsibility and do it yourself.  But really, if it's just that people stare or look at you, try not to take it so hard.  People just have a tendency to look when they see someone, and they probably aren't thinking much of it!  I hope this helps at least a little bit!  xoxo

Marie H.

by Sj96 on 8/13/2011 8:07:03 AM


you dont really need to txt till bed time anyways.its so much easier to just call someone.i cant get a phone till i get a car and i wont have a txt what??

by cheekymonkey1 on 8/11/2011 6:42:17 PM


Hey girls! If you like to read, write or both could you please join my club "Bookworms & Writers"? I am trying to reach at-least 55 members by the end of the week and right now I'm at 43. I would really appreciate your help! Smile

by LexilicousCandy on 8/9/2011 10:27:17 PM


MOD MOD MOD MOD MOD MOD MOD MOD MOD why wont my mom let me have a facebook? practically all my friends have one. including one that recently moved to alaska, and fb is the only way i can contact her. i obvi wouldnt put anything personal, i wouldnt even put a pic of myself on. i feel way left out when my friends talk about it. i'm 13, and responsible enough. and she is always on fb. please help!!



Hey girl. Mom probably is a lil freaked about you going online and meeting sketchy people. Why not ask her if you can use it if you are friends with her and will let her see everything at first?

mary h.

by shargab on 8/9/2011 12:01:10 PM


My sister and I got in a big fight and now I refuse to talk to her. She keeps on trying to blackmail me with secrets I told her and no one else. It's to the point where when I'm 18, I never want to see her again. What do I do to tell her that blackmailing me isn't exceptable and help save my sister and I's relationship?

Hey girly,

You need to be calm with your sister and tell her to stop. Say that you would like to fix your relationship, but blackmail isn't going to help the relationship. Let her know that her attitude is pushing you away. If she doesn't stop, then you might need to call in the rents. Good luck!

Catie C.

by TheMentalistgurl on 8/5/2011 2:50:18 PM


the past couple years i got to be really good friends with a neighbor that i've known since i was three, to the point where we considered ourselves best friends, but before that i felt like when i spent time with her that there was more time that she annoyed me than didn't annoy me. our best-friendship truthfully lasted for about a year until last christmas or so. then she started to annoy me and changed a little bit (it was freshman year) so i tried to separate myself a little bit from her. i haven't hung out with her once this summer and i don't want to and a phone works both ends. she still considers me one of her best friends and would probably have a fit if i took her off as my sister on facebook. i'm not sure what to do or how to act when school starts. i want her to get the message that i just want to be simply friends and not best friends anymore if she hasn't gotten it already. helppp!!!

hey! just tell her you think it would be best if you guys made a few different friends, you'll still hang out but there won't be as much pressure. good luck! 
Helen S.

by smileysevvie on 8/3/2011 5:39:09 PM


I need you help. My dad threatens me a lot, not horrible threats, but very upsetting ones. Not only me, my whole family. He threatens to take a bunch of money out of the bank. He threatens me a lot though. He says I can go babysitting or go to friends houses. I know thats not too bad, but recently he threatened something that will 'crush' me if he does it. He says that I can't go to a different school if i don't PICK UP. I get not going to friends or babysitting, but him threatening my education, I think that is a limit.
So I will get to the point. How can I deal with my dad. Often they are empty threats, but other times its true. I hate the idea I can't get to this school. What can I do to calm do and do what he says and not "sass" back??
AND PLEASE dont say, sit down ad talk to him because I tried that and he yelled at me for all the reasons he was threatening me for. And THANK YOU SOO MUCH FOR HELPING ME AND GIVING ME ADVISE Smile

Hey girl,

First off, try to figure out what you're doing to prompt him to make these threats. That's NOT to say that your dad is right by threatening you, but try to figure out what triggers his anger. Is it when you're talking back? When you haven't done your chores? When you haven't listened to a request he's made? Figure this out, then try to avoid doing those things that make him mad. But like I said, that still doesn't mean it's right for him to say these things to you. If he does it to your whole family, you should definitely have a chat with your siblings and your mom. Discuss this with them and try asking them how they deal with it. It's tough to change dad's behavior (because like you said, he yells at you when he feels attacked) but learning how to deal with it could really help <3
Lauren C.

by icegal on 8/1/2011 7:16:39 PM


well i don't have a phone or facebook!

by rdorrow on 8/1/2011 5:02:32 PM


I have a Facebook and my mom is soo controlling over the people that I've added. I add people that I know really well(no strangers or people I barely know, etc.)but she gets soo mad. Yesterday I added two people that I knew really well and just wanted to know who they have been (I haven't met them in a while) and Mom forced me to un-friend them just because they were adults. It seems like she just wants to have more friends than me and it's not fair at all!! I told her why I added them, but she STILL wouldn't let me have them as friends. Why is she doing this?

Hey girlie, ask her why. Try to understand where she's coming from to find a compromise that makes you both happy. 
Lauren T.

by aneesha289 on 7/28/2011 7:15:24 PM


MODDD! I volunteer at an animal shelter and last year I fell in love with these rats. They are so cute and I asked my parents for them; volunteering to pay for everything, take really good care of them and make sure to still get done all my homework proving that they wouldn't be a distraction. They said no. a year later, after i made sure to be responsible, the answer is still no but they won't even tell me the reason! Is there any way to get them to realize that I can handle them even if they don't want them in the house?

Hey girlie, if they don't want them in the house there's not much you can do to change their minds. See if you can compromise and ask for a different pet that they'd feel more comfortable with instead. 
Lauren T.

by liltiger on 7/28/2011 7:01:48 PM


The trick is to give your parents the feeling that you are responsible. My parents are letting me do things that i wasnt even allowed to think about doing last year. But sometimes there are special conditions like where you live or who you hang out with that makes them more protective. I think we will all be like that when we grow up and have kids, I think its normal to do that.

Things like having a bf, going to certain movies, having my own phone and hanging out with friends at night are things my mom and dad wouldnt even let me do until recently.

by luckykel on 7/28/2011 6:22:19 PM


That really stinks! Luckily my parents don't have rules about my phone. I don't really text that much anyway though.

by Alle93 on 7/28/2011 2:13:31 PM


omg this is like what happened to me!! a while ago (like a year and a half), my sis got caught sneaking out to meet her bf and she did that by txtin him or whatever and we BOTH got out phones taken! it was soo stupid i got mines back in like a month an only 4 days later she got hers back! i didnt even do anythin it was soo retarded. and now i have my phone taken for somethin that happend to me with a guy and she never got hers taken!

by awesomeful on 7/27/2011 11:46:34 PM


MOD MOD MOD MOD MOD MOD!! So my dad is about to lose his job. i feel so bad for him. he has always done his best to support us. and i asked him what would happen and he said that we would have to move..possibly to another state. i know he's just goin to have to go where he has a job but the thought of moving tears me up!!! i don't want to move! ilove it here. i could have never asked for anything better. my friends and boyfriend are amazing. but what can i do? i cant do anything. i have prayed and prayed about this but still the odds are looking low that i will stay here. PLEASE HELP!

Hey girl,

That must be really tough, I'm so sorry. I know you love your friends and BF, but your family comes first, and you have to support your dad since he really needs your love right now. Is there a family member you can stay with during the school year so you don't have to switch schools or anything? If not, you just have to move and hope that you can come back and visit your friends. x0x0 
Casey L.

by daughtry60763 on 7/27/2011 4:47:27 PM


I'm going to Spain in a while, and I'm really excited! However, the person who is coordinating my travels said I should bring around $400 for spending money. Not only do I not have that kind of money, but the euro is stronger than the dollar right now. Other than babysitting, do you know any good ways to raise money? All of what I've raised already is going towards the essentials.

Hey girl,

You could try seeing if your parents' friends or anyone in your neighborhood needs any extra things done around the house, like walking the dog, cleaning up a basement, etc. which they could pay you for. You could also put fliers up to let people know you need to work. x0x0 
Casey L.

by primaverina on 7/27/2011 3:44:43 PM


sorry this is gonna be long!! Smile
im going to camp this weekend for one week and im gonna be on my period!! were gonna be out camping for a few nights and with boys i really dont want anyone to know how can i deal pllzz help!! ps im willing to tell me counslor if i absolutly have to!!
im going to an outdoors enviromental camp with lots of cute guys how should i dress and still be able to hike in the woods and stuff (we will be hiking on trails) its gonna be mid 70's during the day so shorts but in the morings it might get down to 40's!! brr!!
i strained my hamstring and am going to physical therapy for it how am i gonna be able to deal at camp with everyone else running and me having to walk and still be in pain!! my doctor told me that i should just avoid running but i dont want to seem like the dork that cant run at camp!!
and lastly where can i get a cheap polar fleece sweatshirt my goal is below $100 thnnx!! sorry this is soo long love you bye!! <3

Hey girl,

Yes, telling your counselor is a great idea so they can help you do whatever you need to. You can definitely get through this! And you can pack cute lightweight sweaters or hoodies to keep you cool at night, but still look fab! And you just have to understand that because of your injury, you can't move as fast as everyone else, but you definitely shouldn't let that get you down. And you won't seem like a dork at all. Just tell people you're injured! And just search online for the sweatshirt. You might be able to find it on sale since it's summer now. Good luck! x0x0 
Casey L.

by blahhhgirl on 7/27/2011 3:06:30 PM


My parents wont let me go anywhere. Alone or with friends. I dont even have a curfew. i talked to them about setting up a curfew but it didnt work. its really annoying but im not even going to try to convince them cuz i just know its not going to work. =/

by luvs2cheer on 7/27/2011 2:43:12 PM


mod, i have this really bad habbit of not brushing my teeth, how di i fix it?

Hey girl,

Ask a parent or sibling to remind you to do it, or tape a note on your mirror that says "brush your teeth!" and will remind you to do it everyday. Also, just thinking about how much bacteria and germs get stuck in between your teeth and how many cavities you can get should be reason enough to wanna brush them! x0x0 
Casey L.

by lindseyd9 on 7/27/2011 2:06:25 PM


One of my friends has really controlling parents and she always asks me advice on how to get them to change things! she acts really immaturely and shouts and cries and yells at them so it's no wonder they don't rethink their standards. It really annoys me b/c she thinks that it's all b/c they just won't let her when half the reason is b/c she's acting badly towards the situation. i want to give her advice but i can't say she's not acting maturely towards her parents! HELP!

Hey girl,

Actually, you can say that. It just depends how you say it. For example, you could say something like "Maybe if you try to react to them calmly, they'll see how mature you really are" or something like that. If you phrase it nicely, you can give her helpful advice for how to be more mature, without hurting her feelings. x0x0 
Casey L.

by qtpie42 on 7/27/2011 1:28:52 PM


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by allyson1124 on 7/27/2011 12:46:08 PM


MOD! MOD! MOD! My mom trusts me, but she doesn't really TRUST me if you know what I mean. She limits who I text, like only certain people, but I mean, I hate it when people talk badly via text! And she knows that! I got into an argument with her one day, and I was like WAIT! I ran upstairs, got my iPod, and showed her all of my convos from that day and the day before. I had texted around 11 different people and she read the whole convo, and stopped being angry with me, but still limits me. She knows I won't do anything wrong, she just LOVES to be right, and in control. She's so OCD! Please help!



Hey girl. It stinks that you have to show her your texts. Just be careful because you never know if she will ask again. I think she trust you, but not other people.

mary h.

by luvshorty5 on 7/27/2011 12:43:40 PM


Mod mod mod
plz help ever since i liked mindless behavior my bff started liking them im like there number 1 fan if they were here right now i would faint and one time they was on 106 and park i was so excited i felt like climbing the walls i told her i want them at my bday party today she is saying she want them at her bday party to but my bday is like sep 16 but im also getting mad because she added all mb and she only like them for they music and she keep commenting on there status she said she gonna call me at 1 but she probably won't we both say were sisters im getting tired of her like really i feel like crying she know i love them with all my heart plz help me plz

Hey girl,

If she likes them so much, you should be flattered because you liked them first. Don't worry about how much she likes them, just keep liking them yourself and forget about what she's saying. You could also just enjoy the fact that you and your BFF like the same group, because it gives you another thing that you have in common with her. x0x0 
Casey L.

by ☮Dreamlover on 7/27/2011 12:34:34 PM



Hey girl! Well it does kind of depend on how old you are and who your friends are, but it is unfair that you're not allowed to spend the night. Try being on your absolute BEST behavior for a few days, then sit down with your mom (& possibly dad) and talk about the situation. Tell them calmly and reasonably why you think you should be able to spend the night, then ask them why they don't want you to. Try to work something out so your parents don't have to worry about you and you can still have fun with your friends. It might be a good idea to rehearse what you're going to say, but don't read off a piece of paper. If you're more comfortable, you could even give them a note telling them what you think and why you want to talk about it. Hope this helps! Good luck girlie! <3

by sparklysydafrid on 7/27/2011 12:14:56 PM


ahh my mom won't let me spend the night at any of my friends houses and its so embarrassing when theres a sleepover party!

by girlygirl22werock on 7/27/2011 11:41:34 AM


Im going to camp in a few weeks. Im staying for 2 weeks. the problem is, its a BOYS CAMP. there will only be about 5-10 girls there and like 30 boys. Thats not bad, i tend to hang out with boys more anyways but im scared they will think im do i act? I dont want to be full-on-boy..but i do want to meet some summer cuties.



Hey girl. Interesting. I didn't know that girls could go to boys' camp. I don't think you need to worry. Just be yourself and don't be afraid to get a lil competitive in camp activities. 

mary h.

by jazziesgirl on 7/27/2011 10:57:20 AM


Mod. I think I found a lump in my breast...Im not quite sure if im right though. Can you tell me how to properlly exaime myself for breast cancer?



Hey girl. These links should help you out:,,,,20191280,00.html  Don't stress and see a doc if you are worried. Most breast lumps are normal.

mary h.

by jazziesgirl on 7/27/2011 10:52:05 AM


Hey, girls, I ROCK at giving advice.
I promise you that NO question is too weird. If it's a question that involves health, I use my little search device call the internet. Smile
Just drop on by my profile or Advice Queen Page, and leave a comment or post!
Love ya all and I hope to see comments piling up on my Profile and Advice Queen Page!

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by fungirl123 on 7/27/2011 10:34:23 AM


I may not have a cell phone but trust me, I had a step Grandmother, who controlled everything. And now she lives with my and my life is a living war with her. She never did like me. So I know how you feel.

by PlatinumDove on 7/27/2011 9:56:38 AM


Mod Mod Mod
can I make a sugestion... Why don't you send us an e-mail when you answer one of our questions it's more easy for us to see when you answer in this way we will know it faster thnx Smile



Hey girl. Thanks for the suggestion, but that would require extra steps and time. Most questions will be answered within a day. We have mods all the time so just check back a few hours after you post.

mary h.

by ornela on 7/27/2011 9:52:54 AM


I agree with MusicTaughtMeHowToLive.

by nerdisthewurd26 on 7/27/2011 8:45:47 AM


Wow.. thats pretty early. Really early actually.
Good luck! (:

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by purpleorchid on 7/27/2011 1:17:35 AM


O wow 6:30??! That's really early! I'm sorry girlie...I hope the best will come and they will take off the restriction.

by MusicTaughtMeHowToLive on 7/27/2011 12:07:26 AM

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