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I wish i'd seen this article sooner. when i went into 8th grade i barely made it 2 months before the stress got to me. I started having panic attacks and throwing up everytime someone reminded me about my unfinished homework. my mom pulled me out of public school to homeschool me. im better now but i feel like the whole thing could have been prevented if i had made myself take a brake once in a while.
im just glad it's over.
by lunarbeauty on 7/12/2012 9:38:55 PM
MOD MOD MOD
next year I'm going into junior high and want to be really prepared. I want to be organized and remember to do my work on time. Also I want to know about stuff like what boys expect and what I should expect about puberty. Please help.
Hey CottonCandyCutie, it’s very good that you want to go into middle school so prepared. You’re already sending out positive vibes for yourself! It may help you to set up a scheldue for yourself. After school you could give yourself a 20 minute break to get something to eat, watch a little tv or take a quick nap. After that dedicate the next 2 to 3 hours on your homework. Take another break, maybe 30 minutes this time for dinner, and if you have anything to study or review use the next 20 minutes to do so. Setting up a routine like this will help you stay on track with all your work. Getting a calendar you can post on your wall, where you can write in reminders for important events will work too. I never forget anything because I jot notes down on post-its, and hang them on my calendar. You will encounter so many different boys in school, so it can be hard to figure out what each one wants. Once you get a crush, spend time talking to him and finding out about his interests, and take it from there. With puberty your bod will continue to grow and develop and you’ll finally get your period. Periods aren’t all bad, and if you have any questions on them, go to our search bar and type in “periods” for a whole list of articles. Hope all this helps!! Xoxo
by CottonCandyCutie on 5/5/2012 1:13:45 PM
by Pinkcupcakekitties on 4/18/2012 10:36:59 PM
MOD MOD MOD!!! i need help
im in fifth grade and my school wont have sixth grade next yr. and im really nervous about jr. high!!!! am i alone cuz i feel like it! i get REAL good grades and all but it's like i have every excuse in the world 2 B scared. Any advice?
Every girl gets nervous about the jump between 5th and middle school/junior high. I definitely did. I read a lot of books about middle school to help me ease my worries. At the bookstore, there's a few American Girl books about it, and not to mention GL's book! Jordan S.
by Tynikki on 4/7/2012 6:59:52 PM
by kaitliegirl on 3/11/2012 10:02:30 PM
HELP! MY LIFE SUCKS BECAUSE:
1. I have sooo much hw and it is stressing me out!
2. My mom is really mean and I cant talk to her about anyting because she just freaks out
3. My friends think I am a liar
4. I am not as good as soccer as I was before
5. I don't have a date to the dance and all my other friends ( not anymore...) do!
Please, any answer helps!!!!!!!!
by jojocotto19 on 3/11/2012 12:11:58 AM
School has been really tuff on me. Im really a straight A student but now I've be been getting all B's and I hate it. It's really bad for me because I've been acting out at school ,like I be been sad and ignoring my friends, and not paying attention to the teachers. I've been staying up late for the past few weeks. I've also got so much things to do at home. Over all I've just been slacking off, because all I want to do is relax, but I can't because I' just have so much things on my mind like school family friends. Crushes and it's all just tooooo much. PppLease can you help me????????
by deliriana angel rose on 12/27/2011 6:07:59 AM
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by ana*marie on 11/16/2011 10:28:05 PM
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by cindy5218 on 10/17/2011 1:05:51 PM
by sunshinestar106 on 10/10/2011 6:45:51 PM
by soccerpal5 on 10/10/2011 3:11:33 PM
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by kgirlpanda on 10/7/2011 6:31:47 PM
by i♥drama on 9/30/2011 5:13:01 PM
by flyaway99 on 9/23/2011 4:40:47 PM
It is so stressful because we are changing, we are starting do do things on our own. We have all this school work to do, sports activities, dealing with friends and their issues, dealing with GUYS, trying not to let our parents down. So yes, its a stressful time. I try to enjoy everyday and get a good nights sleep for energy and the next day. Eating well helps too.
by luckykel on 9/20/2011 3:01:42 PM
Im in 8th grade this year. Girl, you might seem stressed now but in a little bit you be good. Taake it from me I was tha girl who did her homework and went to bed. Now, i go out with friends and talk about boys and of course date them all the time.Im your having trouble geting over this big step in life, talk to someone like a parent or gardian. It does help. One lat thing dont sit and do nothing get up and at least call friends or text the guy you really like. He will sometimes give you a good comment or two.
by abaird716 on 9/17/2011 7:26:27 PM
by Jgirlfashion on 9/15/2011 6:44:22 PM
by sunshinestar106 on 9/12/2011 4:31:13 PM
by AvatarTLA on 9/10/2011 12:53:26 AM
Miiddle school stresses me out sooo much. I spend so much time doing homework and studying etc... that i have no time for hanging out with myfriends, shopping etc...
by Apple cake on 9/9/2011 11:51:46 PM
by pumpernickel88 on 9/8/2011 4:11:58 PM
by StarFan1 on 9/2/2011 8:42:20 PM
by TrippleThreat on 9/2/2011 5:20:23 PM
omigosh middle school is sooooo stressful! my L-I-F-E is passing periods now, cuz its when i get to see my friends & talk & flirt! <3
by sparklysydafrid on 9/2/2011 4:49:21 PM
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by cutiecayley333 on 9/2/2011 11:35:33 AM
by indianstyle7 on 9/2/2011 7:38:47 AM
by erinthemaster on 9/1/2011 11:07:47 PM
I like school! It's not stressful when you are organized.
by caligirl99 on 9/1/2011 10:53:31 PM
by mint.chocolate.chip on 9/1/2011 10:43:17 PM
I always feel stressed during the school year
by dancer2998 on 9/1/2011 10:20:46 PM
by mint.chocolate.chip on 9/1/2011 9:29:01 PM
by mint.chocolate.chip on 9/1/2011 9:24:45 PM
by Smasheroo on 9/1/2011 9:03:01 PM
by rosesong on 9/1/2011 8:39:10 PM
i feel the same way and i haven't even started middle school!!!! i start in a few days!!!!!!
by nickelpickel on 9/1/2011 8:38:15 PM
by ally =) on 9/1/2011 8:21:10 PM
by teamjacob3236 on 9/1/2011 7:35:40 PM
Its okay you have just HAVE to stay outta drammmmaaaa!!!!! Even it ya get in the middle of it all ya gotta do is stop. its eazzaayyy just ignore ppl who talk bout it
by 526love on 9/1/2011 7:28:01 PM
by thecupcakequeen on 9/1/2011 7:27:32 PM
by spazyjazy99 on 9/1/2011 7:22:19 PM
Middle School so far is the best time of my life!!!!!!
by basketballcutie11 on 9/1/2011 7:03:57 PM
by rach<3kampkohut on 9/1/2011 6:46:28 PM
hmmm... wait till 8th grade to start stressing out, or better yet high school, theres not a lot of stress in 6th and 7th grade
by ms.jadensmith on 9/1/2011 6:45:35 PM
by BeyondHazelEyes on 9/1/2011 6:44:46 PM
I totally feel the same way! I always want to do stuff, but never get time!!!! I feel sooooo tired by the end of the day it is almost depressing!!!! I now savor my free time!!!! I <3 weekends!!!!
by Hails on 9/1/2011 6:06:49 PM
I thought middle school was stressful too when I first started, but then you get used to it. Now I am a junior in high school but I'm taking all college classes. Now THAT is stressful. Today I have to:
1. Read and annotate 50 pages in a book on politics
2. Finish reading my American history 101 Ch. 20
3. Write an essay response to the essay "A Modest Proposal"
4. Calculus homework
5. Study for my English 101 and Calculus quizzes tomorrow
6. Create a study guide for my Chem class (Everyone has an F in this class so far)
7. Study for my year III medical class test tomorrow
8. Write two letters to the student body for my writing club!
Now THAT is stressful. And this is a more relaxing day too.
by sailingintothesun on 9/1/2011 5:27:32 PM
by Pugglegirl1008 on 9/1/2011 5:14:48 PM
Middle school? For me, middle school was easier tham elementary when it came to ammount of homework. Now I'm in High school. Just wait 6th and 7th graders!
by cuteychica on 9/1/2011 5:02:34 PM
by GoldenGirl113 on 9/1/2011 4:46:02 PM
:/ I totally know how that feels.. I've got some advice on that if anyone needs it!
So if you need to talk, I'm listening, because I have a lot of experience in giving advice. Feel free to drop by my advice page, by "foreverme!" (Or go to my profile and then click on the advice page from there).
Good luck girls, and have an awesome school year!
by foreverme! on 9/1/2011 4:05:17 PM
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