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Middle school is turning me into a stress mess!

I started junior high this year, and I find it very overwhelming. I don’t have time for all the things I love—boys, friends, shopping, etc. What can...
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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


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

Lynae P.

by CottonCandyCutie on 5/5/2012 1:13:45 PM


MOD MOD MOD MOD MOD MOD MOD MOD MOD MOD MOD MOD MOD MOD MOD i'm in 6th grade so i;m going to middle school next year and I'm freaking out about graduation i've got no idea what to expect, what to wear or anything! HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Hey girlie,

Even though this article says it's about high school, it'll really help ya make it through! Middle school only seems scary because you've never done it before - but if you wear what makes you comfortable, make an effort to meet new people and be friendly, and get involved, you'll be fine! And you'll settle in before you know it Smile Also, GL has written a book all about surviving middle school - check it out here!

Lauren C.

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


MOD MOD MOD I'm 13 and i am in 8th grade i am really excited about high school but im scared i won't pass 8th grade this year if i don't i cant spend my first year with my brother who is going to be a senior im really scared about flunking math i have done extremely good this year and now that it is closer to the end it puts more pressure on me because it feels like i can't make up my grade i go to my schools after school tutoring but it don't help please help



Hey chica! If you are worried about a particular class or grade, I'd definitely talk to  your teacher about it. They can tell you where you stand right now, and what you need to do to do well and pass the class. Talking to them will show initiative too, and will let them know that you'll do whatever it takes to pass Smile


Becca G.

by kaitliegirl on 3/11/2012 10:02:30 PM


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


lately I have been very depressed... I used to have good grades ... I mean I still do but I am doing pretty bad in math.... I didn't do to good on a quiz and it's been bugging me to no end..... I think I'm in depression and Im too scared to tell anyone about it... I need help ... I feel that it's just not okay and everyone is gonna be all "wow, she didn't do well in school "... It's also been bugging me b/c the boys in my class think I'm so smart but I'm really just like them... I hate how they stereotype me and I'm fed up with them .... I need help... I'm sorry I sound so urgent but I need help immediately .... Please! Frown

If your grades arnt as good as you want then you need to spend more time making them better. Talk to your teacher about getting more help and put in the effort to bring up your grades. I promise youll feel way better if you do that. Good luck! xoxo kerra 
Kerra S.

by Danielle:)3 on 12/11/2011 8:32:30 PM


Hey Girls! Have a problem like this? I'm here to offer you help from girls just like you! At my brand new club, Club Girl, I promise to give out awesome advice! The whole meaning of Club Girl is in the title! It's for girls! From books to movies, to fashion to makeup, the whole list, INCLUDING ADVICE, Club Girl is a place for support even in your toughest times. So come and join! You will not regret it!

Club Girl President

by ana*marie on 11/16/2011 10:28:05 PM


Thank you for all of the advice, even though I know that it will take me a while that message cheered me up! Smile
Thank you xxxxx <3

You're so welcome!! I'm glad I could help Smile 
Lauren C.

by sophsoph555 on 11/3/2011 6:13:01 PM


I'm going to college next year and none of my friends are going! I'm really worried because I've never really made friends, I've had the same best friends since I was 3! And I have a few other friends through my original friends! Frown
I don't know where to start, loads of people at school think I'm weird and I have NO idea why! I thought I acted pretty much the same as everyone else!! :/ Thanks Mod. xxx


Hey girl,

Going to college is tough for everyone - it takes a lot of adjusting and a lot of pushing yourself out of your comfort zone. But college is ALL what you make of it! You'll have a good time if you open your door, introduce yourself to people, go to campus events (even if you go alone), join clubs, and talk to people in class. You have to be overly out-going during those first couple weeks/months.... everyone else will be too! Really try to push yourself and meet as many people as possible. Don't worry about feeling homesick/feeling like you don't fit in. Everyone feels like that at first, but you WILL find your group <3

Lauren C.

by sophsoph555 on 11/3/2011 5:20:34 PM


thanks lynae p. Smile it helped


I'm glad girl!!! Smile Smile

Lynae P.

by chick987 on 10/26/2011 7:58:36 PM


MOD MOD MOD! 2 things, i'm worried i act like aboy to much. I mean with my friends i act girly but when i'm with boys since i have to older brothers i join in with their thats what she said jokes and other stuff am i acting weird? And i'm going to middle school next year and i just saw a vid on fb from one of my friends who is in middle school and the i know thta when i go there everyone will think im weird! I just have a feeling? What should i do? Thank you!!


Hey girl, you're never acting weird if you're acting like yourself. Just be true to you. That's something that will help seperate you from all the other girls. You can't help but to be yourself. And if you keep telling yourself and believing that everyone will think you're wierd, people will, but if you think positive you can avoid that. Hope this helop!! Smile Smile

Lynae P.

by chick987 on 10/26/2011 6:44:21 PM


MOD MOD MOD! 2 things, i'm worried i act like aboy to much. I mean with my friends i act girly but when i'm with boys since i have to older brothers i join in with their thats what she said jokes and other stuff am i acting weird? And i'm going to middle school next year and i just saw a vid on fb from one of my friends who is in middle school and the i know thta when i go there everyone will think im weird! I just have a feeling? What should i do? Thank you!! Smile


Hey missy, sorry I can't answer your question right now! Check in with some of your other gal pals on here for advice, I'm sure they'll be willing to help you out. Thanx a bunch for understanding!!! Smile Smile

Lynae P.

by chick987 on 10/26/2011 6:08:31 PM


MOD MOD MOD!!!!! Me and my boyfriend broke up a week ago, because we live in different towns and he "didn't feel it anymore." I still REALLY like him and i've been soo depressed and i don't know what to do to forget about him. We dated for 3 1/2 months and it's soooo hard to forget about all the memories we had together. I miss him alot. What can I do to forget him? Frown


Hey chica, aww I'm sorry, but remember everything happens for a reason. Right now it may be best to just get your feelings out. We overcome things when we face them and deal with them. It won't do you any good to keep all your feelings bottled up, so grab a diary or journal and write down your thoughts. Even call up one of your besties and vent. Have a girls night out, where your friends where you guys can forget all about boys. Rent some chick flicks, get blankets, and have snacks and drinks, and just have fun. It may also be good for you to busy your time, so you won't be stuck just thinking about him. So take up a new hobby. You could try sewing, biking, anything. Once you start focusing your time and energy on something else, you won't have any left over to waste on him. Hope this helps you feel better!!! And remember it's his lost! Smile Smile

Lynae P.

by sophiag97 on 10/22/2011 7:25:30 PM


My school concert is coming up but auditions are tomorrow :// I really want to sing a solo but I'm really nervous and because my friends are going up together, I don't want them to think that I'm stealing the limelight. What shall I do? Shall I get over my fear and audition or should I just leave it, I probably will.. Cindy

Hey chica! 

You definitely should audition for the solo! If your friends are true friends, they'll totally support you, even if you're competing against them for it - never back down from what you truly want because of what you think someone else will do! Don't be nervous, channel that energy into practicing today so you can ace that audition tomorrow. Good luck chica! xoxox 
Devin A.

by cindy5218 on 10/17/2011 1:05:51 PM


HEY GUYS!! ok so this is super random but i have a science project abstract due tomorrow! (idea, title, procedure...)
and i need a really catchy title. My project is testing if the bacteria on food after five seconds (so its testing the five second rule) has anything to do with type of food and location. It would be amazing if you could just give me some creative names for this project (im realllyyy hoping for a first Laughing) but yeah.Thanks sooooo much Smile

Hey girl, try "Where Did They Come From: The Five Second Rule and the Bacteria It Creates" For a more pun related title, you could always think of alluding to movies about aliens or creatures from another place.

Alyssa B.

by sunshinestar106 on 10/10/2011 6:45:51 PM


I'm so stressed out over school and the pressure of being perfect from my parents. If I get a 95 average its not good enough and the only average thats good enough for them is 98 or a 99. Its so hard to get that and my friends are extremely worry that I might snap one day. What do i do? and how do i get a 98 average? I study all the time and i barely hang out with my friends.

Hey chica!

It's important that you talk to someone about how stressed you feel - whether it's your doctor, a teacher, a guidance counselor, or even one of your parents. You also need to tell your parents that you're doing the best you can and that there's nothing else you can do. Make sure to try and strike a balance between school and friends - try doing your homework when you get home from school and then hanging out with your friends on a Friday night. Good luck Smile xoxox 
Devin A.

by soccerpal5 on 10/10/2011 3:11:33 PM


I'm in high school now (I'm a ninth grader)and I've already been sick a lot.
It's started to affect my grades.
How do I catch up on missed work and pull my grades up, FAST!?
I want to do a summer program at Cambridge college this summer, and I'm afraid they won't accept me if I don't get good grades.

Hey girlie,

Try talking to your teachers after school in the classes that you're very behind in (or all of them!). They are the ones who will be able to suggest study strategies, where you should spend most of your time catching up, and overall how to get back on track. They're there to help ya, so take advantage of it!
Lauren C.

by rock-itpop on 10/7/2011 9:29:16 PM


My school is stressing me out! I just started high school and the gifted program coordinator/guidance counsellor is telling me to do more and more extra-curriculars every day! She told me that if I wanted a scholarship for university I should do all these things, do community service, and get 80% or higher if I want to get into advanced placement. I dance 4.5 hours a week and I just don't know how I'm going to get it all in. Plus, because of all the teams and clubs I miss classes a lot which makes it even harder to stay on top of all the work. What should I do?

You should find things that fit. If meetings are after school for certain groups join those so you dont miss class. Maybe only play sports for one season out of the year. Keep dance. Plus if your school has key club thats a good club to join to get volunteer work. If you pick and choose what you want you can go to class, have activities, be involved, and still get good grades. Good luck! xoxo kerra
Kerra S.

by kgirlpanda on 10/7/2011 6:31:47 PM


Hey, so last year I was really really unpopular and antisocial. It was getting to the point where I would cry just about whenever I was alone, and I did a lot of unhealthy things to myself.
So, I decided it had to stop: over the summer I gave myself a complete personality makeover, and made myself be more outgoing and friendly.
So this year, I made friends with a lot of new people, which was great! I felt like I could rule the world by just being nice! But then all the popular people who used to snub me are sucking up to me and being all nice.
Is it because I'm a better person to be around? Or because I'm popular? I feel like they want to add me to their "Collection" of popular friends! Help!
Thanks! xoxo, Jillian

I think its because youre being so friendly. But be true to yourself Smile being nice is fantastic! but be sure to not become friends with people just because theyre popular. You should like your friends. Good luck! xoxo kerra 
Kerra S.

by i♥drama on 9/30/2011 5:13:01 PM


Help! One of my sister's friends is cutting herself because the guy of her dreams (her bf) dumped her, and rumor has it, likes someone else. Plus, she also was a better person when she was dating him, so now she swears all the time and stuff. Please, we need advice. Like, how do we help her to understand, that because he dumped her doesn't mean she has to try to kill herself. And I have a friend who is upset because her bf (now ex) almost kissed another girl, and she also found out he only liked her for her violence, and he said he wanted to do drugs, so now she can't get her mind off him, 'cause she really liked him. So, yeah, I need advice.

Hey sweetie, 

I can only imagine how tough things must be for you and your friends. Because we only want the best for you and for them, it's extremely important that you speak to a trusted family member, doctor, guidance, counselor, or teacher. Additionally, the Tough Stuff hub is built around questions that are difficult to answer ( and these are lists of hotlines you can call if you feel like you need to talk someone and there's no one else (!2.aspx). I wish you all the best. xoxox 
Devin A.

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


My school is a really good school but ther is someone there that is really bad behaved in my class and my friend and me found out he selling stuff that is then we told are other friends then they told the teacher and they r going to do something about and then we told arr parents
But what we didn't tell them is that he smokes weed
Should we tell them I'm really confused right now plus he in 6th grade so isn't it bad for his lungs
Isntbit illegal
Thank u so much

Hey girlie,

It's true that the choices he is making are bad, both for his body and his future. But everyone goes through phases where they try things, experiment, and make mistakes. If a teacher knows, the school will take care of his destructive behavior and help him the best they can. Now, it's not your job to "save" him from smoking weed or tattle on him further - instead, learn from his mistakes and make better choices in your own life! You're smart enough and respect your body enough to realize that his behavior isn't healthy, so vow to yourself that you won't go down that same path <3 
Lauren C.

by Jgirlfashion on 9/15/2011 6:44:22 PM


Ok so im suppppeeeerrrr stressed! Every night, we have tons of homework. I just joined color gaurd, so that takes up tons of time. I really have fun at it, but is it worth quitting if it makes me so stressed? My grades are still good, but im scared that ill fail something. Are there any ways to destress super fast (like 10 minutes) or cut back all together? Thanks!
PS you guys give amazing advice and this is my favorite website! Love you guys!!!!
-Ashley <3

Hey girl!  

I think if you really love color guard, you should stick with it - being involved with a team at school is a great experience! Besides that, you'll learn time management skills, which will help you throughout life. In order to destress super fast, I always talk to my mom - she always has great advice and knows what to do! When I feel frustrated with all of my homework, I close my eyes and see myself as editor - in - chief of a magazine, the job I've always really wanted, to remind myself of why I'm doing all of this work in the first place. When your dreams are right in front of you, it's hard to procrastinate. Good luck! xoxo
Devin A.

by sunshinestar106 on 9/12/2011 4:31:13 PM


Okay, so theres this guy in my 6th period and I sit next to him. He seems annoying, and kinda kind and funny. He has a problem with his voice and speech. These two guys are constantly making fun of him and plugging their noses when they speak to imitate him. I feel so bad for him! I try to get the nerve to stand up for him, but I can't find it. Any advice to find it and help him?

Hey girlie,

It's so sweet that you want to stick up for this kid! Bullying is wrong but it's also hard to beat, so don't feel defeated if you can't muster up the nerve to stand up for him once and for all. Still, that doesn't mean you can't help. First off, never take part in the teasing - either by saying mean things or laughing. It doesn't interest you, so tune it out and do NOT participate. Next, you can help this guy not by being his bodyguard, but instead by being nice to him. Be friendly to him, ask him about his weekend, compliment him on his choice of shirt, and give him help whenever he needs it. Knowing he has a friendly face to turn to in your class will be a relief for him - bullying is really hard for a lot of people but, with support, he has a better shot of making it through healthy and happy with who he is <3
Lauren C.

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


Ok so basically I just started 7th grade. I don't really like it. It sn't something I can just drop out of either. It is soooooo much different then 6th grade, we get a lot of hw. I am also ALWAYS scared thhat I am gonna forget my hw, supplies or get in trouble. I am a good student too. Also I am in not a single class with my best friend and I dont think we are sitting at the ame lunch table because she already has the max amount of people but I think I have a lunch table but I dont want to grow apart from her. Also I have been crying a lot lately and kinda feel very moody. My class group I am only friends with like 3 people. I know basically everyone were just not close or anything. I am with this group for 5 classes. The rest of my classes are fine but I am not very happy with my group for the 5 classes but we switch next quarter. I just need help or something!!!!

Hey Doll,

Middle school is a stressful time, especially in the beginning, but it does get better. Managing all your classes will take some work, but start by getting a planner. When a teacher assigns something, write it down immediately so you won't forget. Each night before you go to bed, write down what you'll need in class the next day and pack your bag with everything. Double-check in the morning to make sure you didn't forget anything. If you were a good student in the past, you'll be able to succeed this year too! Use the same study skills, but if you have a larger class load to balance, plan specific times to study each subject. That way, you'll be prepared when it comes test time. 

It's hard not to have any classes with your bestie, but if you can't sit together at lunch, make sure you make time for each other after school. Have study sessions or edit each other's papers, and don't forget to hang out on the weekends! The stress of moving up a grade is probably what's making you moody, make sure you don't bottle up your emotions and tell someone when you're feeling sad. Check out this list of the friends you need and start getting closer with the people in your class group. And here are some more tips for a great school year. I hope it gets better for you!
Rachel N.

by pumpernickel88 on 9/8/2011 4:11:58 PM


Hey i'm new to Girlslife and just wanna say i like it so far Smile. Okay so i have a few questions here goes...
1. I am a new student this year and i start Tuesday. How am I ever going to make new friends? Is it corney to be formal and say hi im such and such wanna be friends?
2. What do I do if i have a crush this year? I had a crush last year and when i told him and asked him to a dance he avoided me the whole year! Can you say awkward? how do i prevent this with future crushes? oh and thanks sry its so long

For your first question just be outgoing and talk to people! Be nice and youll make friends. As for your second questions, boys are often awkward, but youll come across ones who arnt. ONce that non awkward boy comes around youll have found a good match. So dont worry! be yourself and youll be fine. xoxo kerra 
Kerra S.

by StarFan1 on 9/2/2011 8:42:20 PM


Okay Im in 9th this year, going to a charter school that I thought I would love. Well Ive been here 3 wks & I hate it! It is so hard (all the classes Im taking now are junior classes at a normal school) & its like a fast track through high school, which in theory is great, but its not for me. I want the traditional highschool experience with prom & football games & everything that makes high school the best years of your life. Im also really missing my friends, b/c I dont like the people here, & the people at my home highschool were like my brothers & sisters. So I want to go back to my home school & drop out of this one, which I talked to my mom about & she wont let me! She thinks this is a great chance, but I dont want it. The school is really centered around a couple of subjects & I dont like them at all & its so overwhelming and stressful. What can I say to convince her? She says I cant until winter break but I cant take it that long!! Please help! Thanks <3

Talk to her about why you wanna leave. IF you give her actual reasons then she'll be more willing to see your side. Also winter break may be the best option for transferring. Its not that long! and its better than doing this high school for the rest of the time. So try to talk her into letting you leave. If the best she can give you is winter, then accept that. ITs better than nothing Smile xoxo kerra 
Kerra S.

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


if you've ever had trouble with bullies and cyberbullies and you need support from girls who have been there and can help you through it,then you should join this club. Never let bullies rule you! You have the power to stand up to them! Here we can give you the encouragement to do it!

by cutiecayley333 on 9/2/2011 11:35:33 AM


MOD MOD MOD!!! It's the same thing here. We don't get out til' 4:00 and I get home at 5:00. 5 more hours til' I go to sleep. Too much homework! How am I supposed to balance fun, with work, and sleep?

Hey girlie!

Make yourself a schedule. Tell yourself that you spend a certain amount of time on one subject's homework, and then a certain amount on another, and so on.

Try your best to eliminate any distractions when you're doing your homework, like TV, since it'll only make you take longer.

And don't stress yourself out too much!  Good luck! 
Jordan S.

by indianstyle7 on 9/2/2011 7:38:47 AM


I'm confused..I like this guy in my history class,(who already has a gf) and today after school I wrote on his wall a kinda inside joke from class. We commented back and forth on it, and it was really funny. then, when the conversation ended, a few minutes later he deleted the post. he also deleted a 'truth is' post that i wrote, after he liked my status. I know it's is stupid to wonder about this, but i can't figure out why he did it. there was nothing bad in it. a few other people posted on his wall around the same time i did, and he didn't delete those. i could only think of two things. either he thought i was being annoying, which i highly doubt or else he wouldnt have continued the convo, or he didn't want his gf to see it, because we were flirting or something, which i don't think we were. haha really i know it's not a big deal. i'm just wondering. what do you think?


Hey girlie,

Nope, I don't think he thought you were annoying - you're right, he wouldn't have held a long convo with you if he thought you were being annoying. Even if you weren't flirting, a long convo with another girl might have made his GF suspicious - he might have expected her to over-react and get jealous or upset, so he deleted it just to avoid that. I wouldn't worry about it...I don't think it was anything you said Smile

Lauren C.

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


MOD MOD Ok there is this girl at my new shool, and she is supposed to be bad and weird. she is in my classes and at first i was scared of her, but then i started being nice to her, and she is actuall nice and sort of funny. what should i do?? ym friends think i am crazy for being nice to her and liking her.i am not going to be her best friend, but i still like her. help?

Hey girl,

I think it's really great you saw past the rumors about this new girl and became a friend to her. She probably appreciates that SO much! All new kids get weird reputations, at least for a little while, so you being nice to her probably makes her smile. But like you said, that doesn't mean you need to become BFFs - just be nice and stick to what you think is the "right" thing to do. (Which, to me, is to continue being friendly because she has never done anything wrong to you.)  If you're meant to become closer friends, it'll happen. Try not to be swayed by the pressure of your friends!
Lauren C.

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


MOD MOD MOD Ok so i dont really kno if im going to get my period mom and freinds think i am going to, but i am sorta in denial. i have a lot of white discarge,wear a 32a bra, and have been having a lot of stomachaches and cramps lately. my boobs feel a little sore. i am only 5 feet tallthough.if i get my period, will i still grow? Please reply!!! Smile

Hey girlie,

Absolutely - your period comes early, but most girls are still growing (even if it's only slightly) until they're 18 years old! It sounds like you're on the right track and progressing through puberty normally, but it's hard to predict if you're actually going to get your period soon. The stomachache/cramp situation kinda sounds like a sign, but it could just be gas! Haha just try to be prepared with a pad in your bag and try to relax. You'll get it when your bod is ready Smile 
Lauren C.

by mint.chocolate.chip on 9/1/2011 9:29:01 PM


MOD MOD MOD Ok so i started middle school this year(im in 7th grade) and its in another town bcuz i live in a small town. One of the new teahers doesnt like me. I am the kind of girl teachers usually like. I really want to get on his good side. This teacher is really mean. how do i get on his good side?? Pleez help!!!

Hey girl,

I think the best thing to do in situations like this is to not try too hard. Instead, mind your own business and work hard. Do your assignments on time, study hard so you do well on tests, and approach him after school if you ever have any questions on the material - and do so considerately and with respect. If you don't give him any problems, he won't give you any problems! 
Lauren C.

by mint.chocolate.chip on 9/1/2011 9:24:45 PM


I'm a nervous wreck between deciding whether to go to a new school or stay at my old school which is just moving buildings. The other school, is supposed to be a really good school but those kids fight all the time, jump security guards and smoke and are really racist towards light skinned people. In my current school I love my friends and bf, and we cant hang outside of school. But I'm not sure if I should continue going because I have to walk there & its a little far and i dont know what the inside of the building looks like. Help? Thanks.

Hey girl,

I can't make this decision for you, but personally the answer seems pretty obvious - where you know a lot of the students, feel comfortable, and are safe, or a new school where things seem tense/chaotic/dangerous. Give it some serious thought and go with your gut <3 
Lauren C.

by Smasheroo on 9/1/2011 9:03:01 PM


Mod Mod Mod!!!
Okay so in school in one of my classes we sit in groups of 4. My friends always sit in a table without me and I sit by myself. What Should I do??( none of my other friends are in that class)

Make the most of where you sit, girl! Just because your friends are at another table doesn't mean you can't make new connections with the people you sit with. Chat with them about whatever you feel like talking about. Use this time to get to know them, their interests, their likes/dislikes, etc. Use this as a chance to expand your social circle and get to know new people better!!
Lauren C.

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


What are the must have makeup products in my gym locker!!!!!!!!

I would bring deodorant, a body spray (don't use too much - it's just to refresh ya), a hairbrush, dry shampoo if you get really sweaty, hair ties and bobby pins, lip balm, mascara for touch ups, and an extra tampon/pad Smile 
Lauren C.

by ally =) on 9/1/2011 8:21:10 PM


Mod Mod Mod
i really want to get into the popular group! My best friend is popular and i want to be too. So, today was the first day that there was lunch at school and i walked up to the popular group and i wanted to sit there but it was way too crowded and then some teacher told everyone you had to sit at a table instead so everyone left. I was just standing around when some of my popular sorta-friends told me to sit with them and they also told me to come to the popular "meeting place" at the top of the hill. It usually isn't one big group, it's a bunch of groups and people move around and talk to everyone. I was following some of my sorta-friends and i was talking to them and it was good. But they remember last year for most of the 6th grade i was shy so i think they have that etched into they're heads that im shy. But I've been talking more this year and I don't want to just be sorta-friends, i want to be like best friends! I need to know how to be their best friends! Thanks!

Hey sweetie!

Don't forget that being popular isn't totally important.  And if it means that you don't get to act like yourself then it's not worth it.

But start stepping up in talking to them.  Pick two of the girls and invite them over one night, since it's always easier for them to open up to you if there's a third girl they're comfortable with.  Or try setting up a movie trip, for you to all meet up at the movies and hang out.  You're on the right track with talking more, I'm sure they'll see you're not as shy as they thought in no time!
Jordan S.

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


I've been hanging with my BGF a lot at school. I've been getting to know his best friend N, who I always thought was the quiet, geeky type. The more I get to know him the more I get this weird feeling that I shouldn't be friends with him! I won't go into details but I kinda don't want to hang out with N anymore because it's freaking me out. N's always with my BGF so if I don't hang out with N, I don't hang out with my friend. Thanks so much! What should I do?


Hey girl,

No problem - you don't have to force yourself to hang out with anyone if you get a weird vibe! Try chatting via text and online with your BGF to keep up your friendship. Then ask him to hang out on your own (without waiting for him to ask you or hoping to run into him, because you'll almost definitely run into N too). Hopefully, he will understand that it's a hangout between the two of you, not the three of you!

Lauren C.

by thecupcakequeen on 9/1/2011 7:27:32 PM


I feel like my bf doesnt like me anymore. :/ Anytime I try and talk to him he answers...but nothing near what he used to before summer. I dont want to break up with him cause my friend asked him if he likes me still and he does, but I also dont want 2 because I still like him and I think I can get him talking again. Help?

Hey girl,

A guy could totally like you but also not be good BF material. Personally, I think you deserve a BF who really likes you and wants to talk to you a lot! You should have a BF who can't get ya outta his mind Smile If he's distant and seems to not be interested anymore, try being honest with him. Ask him if something is wrong, then tell him you've been feeling like he's really quiet and distant lately. Tell him you want things to be like they used to be where you could be in touch a lot, hang out, and feel like you both really liked each other. And see how he responds - if he wants to try to fix it or if he isn't interested in saving it. Sure, it's nice to have a BF, but if he isn't 100% committed or interested in the relationship, t's better not to have one at all <3
Lauren C.

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


mod mod mod
hey, so i think i like this guy, last year i REALLY liked him, and we were friends, but he had a girlfriend. Then he broke up with her, but when our classes changed, we started not talking as much. this might sound stupid, but we would "meet" in the hall every day before spanish, which we had the same period, but different classes. I also noticed him hanging around me and vice versa a lot. Then summer... OK this year, it has been 2 days since school started, and i am kinda ignoring him, I still like him, but i don't know what is up! i just can't get myself to say hi. How can i get the nerve to do it, i know, its usally not a big deal for me, but i like him a lot! help!! thanks! and sorry its soo long! Smile

Hey girl,

It's been a whole summer, so you have the perfect chance to strike up a good convo! You aren't going to feel "ready" to do it at any point, so just take a deep breath and go up to him. Say something like "Hey! It's been so long since I've gotten to talk to you, how have you been?" then let him answer and follow up with something like, "Did you have any amazing plans this summer?" You just have to make that first step! It sounds like he might've liked ya before, so try to get close to him again and see how it goes <3 
Lauren C.

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


i know this dosnt have to do with this article, but on saturday im gonna get my hair colored. i have fair skin, kinda red and blotchy-and hazel eyes and my natural hair color is dark dirty blonde. also if it helps my hair is about an inch over my shoulders. thnx!

You gotta decide what kind of vibe you're going for! Personally, I think I would go for a dark chestnut brown for fall. Or refresh your look with a brighter 'do by going for a golden blonde. Talk it over with your hairdresser and figure out what is best for your own skin, eyes, and visions of your new hair Smile 
Lauren C.

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


Mod mod mod mod!!!
My mom really doesnt want me to get a boyfriend. I am 14 now and going into highschool. She thinks that it will effect my grades and pull me away from my family. I want to show her that i wont not be her little girl anymore, but if i really like a guy I dont undersand why she wouldnt want me to ho to homecomming, be the boy's girlfriend, and be happy. Do you have any idea what i should do?

Hey babe,

You should show her that you're great at managing your time and dividing it well between your schoolwork, your friends, your family, and yourself. The more mature and aware you seem to her, the more likely she'll see that you're able to handle having a boy in your life. Try to be patient while you're proving that to her and don't get upset! And as you get older and get close to a guy who respects you and treats you well, she's much more likely to come around <3
Lauren C.

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


I have a problem. Ok, first of all, let's call my best friend D and the guy N. I've had a crush on N since he started at my school in sixth grade. He's popular, and I never really talk to him. N has been bothering D, and she told one of the really strict teachers about it, and he got yelled at. The thing is, N isn't mean, he's just annoying. D tends to overreact, but she has a lot of bad stuff going on in her life, and she has trouble dealing with even the small things. But when I asked, none of the things she said that N did sounded all that bad. Today, I saw N looking really sad after he got yelled at, and I felt terrible. I never really talk to him (he's in a different crowd), but I want to talk to him and explain that it wasn't really his fault, or do SOMETHING. I'm not sure what to do, I just feel so terrible. And I'm worried he's going to hate me because my best friend got him in trouble. What should I do?

Hey cutie!

Go for it!  It can't hurt to be a good friend and try to help this "N" out. Who knows, maybe it'll turn into a friendship and you'll get to talk to him more often.  Just go up to him and ask what happened, and then tell him what you wanted to say.  Good uck! 
Jordan S.

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! Smile

by foreverme! on 9/1/2011 4:05:17 PM

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