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I need help. Me and my mom dont have a good relationship. I feel like sometimes she cares about me, but other times she can be a bit selffish. I guess sometimes i feel like she treats me unfairly. Well today i refused to do a chore and i have to admit, i was being real mean about it. But you cant blame me! Im 13 and going through puberty, and Im very mean at this age! Well anyway she took my phone away. now shes out to dinner with everyone except me. I feel like i can be too mean to her, because she just can be unfair sometimes. IDK how to fix my problem with being too mean to her. Im not good at talking things out with her so what do i do?


hey! You have to learn to control your temper around her. next time she makes you mad try taking a deep breath and not speaking if you know you're just going to say something mean. If she asks why you're not talking just say you're not in the right frame of mind to chat right now, and come back when you're feeling more calm. hope this helps! 

Helen S.

by KatieBieber on 5/25/2012 7:12:52 PM


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Okay, so I really want a cellphone but i can't get it until I get my licence (I'm only 13) or i have to pay for it ALL by myself. My sister paid for hers but she started out with unlimited texting. She went crazy so my parents limited her to 3,000 send and recieved a month. They said that if I get my cell phone that i would start out with 3,00 texts sent and recieved. I don't get to prove myself at all that i can keep my texting under control. I think i'm more responsible than her but I'm mad that I can't prove myself. Any Advice? Thanks!

Hey girl,

3000 sounds like a lot, but it sounds like this is more about your relationship with your family than about your phone. Sit down with your parents and tell them you don't like being compared with your sister because you're a different person. They may not change their rules about the phone, but they'll appreciate your honesty.

Meghan D.

by cowsrule11 on 5/18/2012 10:29:06 PM


I want to start doing pagents and/or modeling(peferably pagents). I have got a letter in the mail 2 or 3 times about the NAM(National American Miss). I have hinted to my mom about being involved in the pagent but she just kinda blows it off. I think I have even talked to her about it once but she doesn't like the idea. Any ideas on how I can convince her to let me do pagents or modeling? Thanks in advance

If she doesn't like the idea, then you can't really force her into it.  If that's the case, wait a year or a few months and bring it up again.  Your best bet in talking it out with her is to show her that you can handle the harshness of those competitions but that it's something you really want to do and have for a long time. Jordan S.

by taydortot7 on 3/26/2012 8:56:37 PM


Hey ladyinlike, yeah he sounds a little mean. Since he won't listen to what you're saying talk to your mom about it. Let her know he's always forcing you to clean when you have homework to do. Hopefully she'll be able to talk some sense into him. Hope this helps!! Xoxo

MOD MOD MOD! I think that my stepdad cares about making my life miserable. One time i tod him i couldnt vacum because i needed to do my homeworm and be said oh well not my problem youll just have to tell your teacher that you were too busy cleaning. When i have hours of hw my parents top priority is that i clean the house and other stuff which takes forever and backs me up really far. Also hes always trying to take my pho.e away for no reason yells at me when i do hw instead of doing stuff he cant do because hes watching tv or for some reason cant make dinner on his own HELP ME PLEASE!!!!!!!!! Lynae P.

by ladyinlike on 1/4/2012 5:22:32 PM


Since school started my parents have been paying more attention to my brother because he has trouble with his school work. And sometimes they are helping him for more than 3 HOURS. And when the finish helping him and i ask them to hang out with me they always have to do other stuff. I'm feeling really left out and its like they don't want to spend time with me anymore. What should I do?

Hey babe! 

The best thing you can do is tell your parents exactly how you feel. Just sit them down and say, "Hey mom and dad. I know my brother's having a lot of trouble with school and you've been helping him lately, but I want to spend time with you too! Is there any way we can go pumpkin picking this weekend?" Don't whine and don't bust out the waterworks. Chances are, mom and dad will say yes! xoxox 
Devin A.

by pinky9purple9 on 10/28/2011 3:09:35 PM


mod Mod Mod Mod MOD MOD MOD Heyy, so a few times i have gone downstairs, and i find my dad sitting in a chair facing the other way. it smells horrible (like smoke) and then he sees (or hears that im there) and he hides it before I can see it. Once time he even ran up a huge hill to hide it from me... he even knocked me down before! All I want to know is what it is, and why can't he tell me. I get that he might be embarrassed, but I don't think that means he has to keep a secret about this. I told this to my BFF, and she said that it smelt like a smoker's house...... What can I do to see what it is?? PLEASE don't tell me to ask him. I tried that and he got extremely mad at me. THANK YOU FOR HELPING!! Smile


Hey girly, your dad is entitled to his privacy and he makes the rules. So if there's something he doesn't want you to see, chances are you probably won't be able to see it. If it's something that serious, you don't need to know what it is. You might have to let this one girl. . . . Smile Smile

Lynae P.

by icegal on 10/15/2011 7:34:49 PM


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I got into yearbook comitee and i was rlly proud of my self. I told my mom dat and she said any thing else more impotant than that. Which means dat my accomplishment isnt important to her. I tried to let it go but im still upset. Please dont tell me to tell her how i feel becayse i did that before and we ended up fighting and she got rlly mad.... Wat shuld i do?

Hey girl,

I don't think she said that to mean yearbook committee is unimportant - I think she said that to see if you had any academic news, parent meetings, etc. to tell her about. If you don't want to talk to her, there's really no way to know EXACTLY how she meant it (or for you to directly tell her how much it means to you), so definitely do your best to put it behind you. Gush about your new position to your friends who support you, show mom how much work you do on your yearbook projects once things get going (to show her that it's important), and remember that feeling of pride you felt when you got into the committee. That's the most important thing!!!!! You should be very proud, girl - enjoy it!!!!!
Lauren C.

by sakura_423 on 10/14/2011 12:08:11 AM


My parents don't let me keep my ipod touch. I really want to keep it because I feel like I can take control of myself and not play it the whole afternoon. But when I was younger, I used to play the electronics all day and I wouldn't get anything done, so my mom took it away. Now, I feel like I'm responsible enough to keep my own electronics, but my mom wouldn't trust me to keep it anymore. I tried talking to her and showing her that I was responsible, but it didn't work. Help please.

Hey girl,

Try striking a compromise with your parents. Tell them you will only listen to it for ONE hour a day (or however much they want - just before bed, etc.), then you will put it away in your room and promise not touch it for the rest of the day. Just tell them you believe you are mature enough now to monitor it on your own, but you still want to respect their rules so you want them involved. Then, stick to that promise! You can definitely do this - be mature about this deal and I'll bet mom will be on board. 
Lauren C.

by Emilicious on 10/13/2011 8:02:43 PM


MOD MOD MOD My mom doesn't like me. she thinks i should lose weight but i thing im fine. and if i dont like one idea she has she tells me that the world doesnt revolve around me. I was just stating my one opinion! and with my siblings making everything i say into making fun of me... im just really stressed and sad. What can i do? i really hating life right now.


Hey girly, continue to have your confidence! You look fine and there is nothing wrong with your opinions and beliefs. Stay true to yourself. It just sounds like your siblings and mom are just a little bit jealous of you. They're probably insecure and see how strong you are, and it makes them feel better to put you down. So keep that in mind and don't pay any attention to their insults. Hope this helps!!! Smile Smile Smile

Lynae P.

by lovemag7 on 10/8/2011 5:10:52 PM


My best friend's mom is way too expectant of my best friend!!! She expects my best friend to have perfect grades and get 100 percents on every single test and assignment, which isn't possible AT ALL. She wants my friend to spend all her free time studying on things that she doesn't even need to know and my best friend is feeling like she isn't enough for her mom. She texts me everyday with complaints of her mom, and I'm always supportive of her, but she told me that she's been having some thoughts of suicide and I'm really really worried about her. Can you give me some ideas on something that can uplift her spirits and advice on her mom? Thanks sooooooo much!!!!!

Hey Girl,

If your friend is having suicidal thoughts and needs to talk to someone, have her call the National Suicide Prevention Line at 1-800-273-TALK. Mom drama can get a lot of girls down, so help your friend out by getting her out of her house as much as possible. Have her come over your house for sleepovers or go out for ice cream and hit the movies. Your friend should try to compromise with her mom for more reasonable rules, like every time she gets an A she can get a free day off of studying. The best way for your friend's mom to chill out is for them both to communicate instead of arguing. You're an awesome friend for trying to help her out, good luck! 
Rachel N.

by Emilicious on 9/30/2011 12:59:04 AM


At school today, I got called a spaz for trying to get my gym bag out my locker (it got stuck....). I got called that last year too because one of my friends took something off my tray at lunch. I usually ignore it or just go along with it like say that I know and that it's just the way I am, but when I get home, I have too much time to think about it and I start to feel really bad. It's even worse because when the popular kids act like that then they just get laughed at and everyone thinks it's cool. What should I do?


Hey girlie,

I know you won't believe it just yet, but everyone will forget about this in a day or two. People are great at throwing around insults and, while they totally forget within hours, you go on thinking about it all night long. So not fair! Whenever you're obsessing over mistakes/insults like this at night when you're home, try to find something to keep yourself busy. Go out for a jog, start a decorating project in your room, write a story, read a magazine, or take a nap. All of these things will help you re-focus on something better!

Lauren C.

by cupcake901244 on 9/22/2011 6:36:41 PM


Mod! I have been haning with basically the same group of friends since elementary school and now i'm in my grade 11 year of highschool. I feel like the group is drifiting a little and although part of me is kind of nervous another part is relieved. I have always felt like I have been a part of a group as a follower and being shy I feel like I cant be myself with some of my friends in the group and most of my friends have other friends they hang out with, I use to but we have all drifited a part. I would love to branch out and meet knew people expecially now that soon i'll be heading into grade 12 soon with prom and everything i've missed so much because of this shyness. I being independent. I would love to be more independent and make my own friends but I know it will be diffricult since I have been aiming fir that goal for years. Any advice?


Hey chicas! I'm so sorry I haven't been responding, my computer has been acting up and I didn't have an internet connection or another laptop to log onto. So sooory about that. Re-send your questions and another MOD or maybe some of your peers will be able to get back to you! Smile Smile

Lynae P.

by syddiez on 9/21/2011 8:27:17 PM


well actually i didnt have sex, me and this guy were fooling around but im just really freaking out and over thinking all of it bc my stomach has felt different, like it doesnt hurt it just feels yeah im a bit worried even tho it literally is probably nothing and its probably all in my head.. :/ but thank you for the advice<3 Smile


Hey chica! I'm glad I could help. And, I'm glad to hear that you're not preggers! Smile


Becca G.

by jdizzle09 on 9/19/2011 12:17:12 AM


I posted this somewhere else but it didnt get responded to so I hope u don't mind if I repost it, thanks<3 okay so I am 99.999999% sure that I am not pregnant but I want to take a pregnancy test just to be sure that I'm not but I don't want my parents to find out cuz they'll freak and I wouldn't be getting my period for another one and a half weeks and I don't think I can wait anymore..what do I do?? Thank you so much<3


Hey chica! I'd take a test, just to make sure. Follow the directions on it, as far as when to take the test, and then dispose of it somewhere other than your house. And next time... practice safe sex!!!


Becca G.

by jdizzle09 on 9/18/2011 11:53:35 PM


Just like I dont want my parents knowing all of my secrets I am glad I dont know all of theirs. But I am realizing that my mom did things like she always tells me not to. One of my aunts kind of lets me know certain things.

by luckykel on 9/18/2011 12:27:16 AM


I'm right there with you. Last summer I found out that my mom has been married before and just last week I found out that my aunt is a lesbian. I'm not mad. Just hurt that they didn't tell me before now.

by bookeater20 on 9/17/2011 10:32:24 AM


mod mod mod mod mod mod mod mod mod!!!!!!!!!

Hey girlie,

It's always good to be honest, but here try to tone it down a little: instead of saying "omg I love your brother!! Think we could date?", say something like, "I know this sounds so weird, but your brother is really cute haha." That way, it lets her know you've noticed without actually spilling just how much you like him. Also, make sure you aren't hanging out with this girl just to get closer to her bro. It's a strategy for sure, but using someone in order to get something else is super disrespectful. 
Lauren C.

by pugglegirl1008 on 9/15/2011 9:38:58 PM


MOD MOD!!! how can i get A's and B's? i dont want C's no more!! Smile

Hey girlie,

Try making a "to do" list with a planner or calendar! That way, you plan out your entire evening based on what really needs to get done. If you have questions, don't just hold them in - ask in class or meet with the teacher after class to chat. And try to remind yourself of your goal - that all the hard work you do will pay off in better grades. Sometimes you also have to sacrifice time with friends, time sleeping, or time online in order to get all your assignments done properly and impressively, not just done at the bare minimum. But if you really want A's and B's, I know you can do it!
Lauren C.

by on 9/15/2011 7:57:47 PM


No guy has asked me to homecoming. I'm kind of disappointed. I thought in high school I would actually get asked to dances and stuff, but no. Today I saw guys giving girls flowers and asking them to homecoming and stuff and I feel bad. I know I shouldn't I just do. I met this one guy once and I felt like we clicked, but now I cant find him. There are some other cute boys,but They probably wont ask me. I know that you will say go with your girls and boys are shy and stuff, but I just wish some guy would come up to me and ask me to homecoming. I have a friends how has had 4 boys ask her and one of my friends has a date. I just feel left out. What should I do?

Hey doll,

It's hard to be positive about homecoming when it feels like everyone has a date except you. If you can't face going alone, why not try asking a cute guy yourself? Don't wait around for someone to ask you if you know that a guy you like isn't taking anyone. It's best to ask him in person when you guys are alone, like right after school or during a break in the hallway. But if you're too nervous to do it in person, you can casually ask if he is going to the dance through text or IM. All you have to do is ask him if he has a date for the dance yet, and if he says no, ask if he would like to go with you. 

If you end up not getting a date though, don't let it ruin your homecoming. Make sure there are other girls in your group without dates and hang out with them during the dance. You guys will have the freedom of dancing with whatever guys you want and wont have to worry about pleasing a date all night. Just remember that you look great and have a super fun night!
Rachel N.

by pugglegirl1008 on 9/15/2011 3:09:12 PM


There's this guy I like in class and I'm not sure if he likes me or not. In a re-enacting scene from a love story in ELA, I played the girl called Teresa who this guy named Victor likes and when asked what about Teresa made him love her so much, he said Ah! Her hair is just so beautiful and her cheeks are so fair- her lips are as red as a rose and a bunch of other stuff but I was so shocked I didn't hear much. He walked back to his seat and didn't look at me but he was smiling and when i was asked where I wanted to go on a date with Victor I said Sasebo burgers and ice cream. and when he was asked, he said the same thing which makes me think he was trying to propose a date! I'm confused, though. Does he like me or not????

Hey girly! Don't fret too much over this. It looks like he was trying to flirt with you a little in class, so I think it is safe to say that he may have a bit of a crush. See if he continues to chat it up with you, and if so, try asking him if he would want to take you up on that date to Sasebo Burgers and Ice Cream. 
Ana D.

by Nikichic on 9/15/2011 4:52:27 AM


yeah the same thing happened to my BFF!

by fallsb-ball on 9/14/2011 8:30:20 PM


MOD MOD MOD MOD! My mom said I can't date until I'm in graduate school! Seriously! I was thinking of maybe 14 or 15. My 17 year old sister never was able to date anyone! HELP!


Hey chica, I'm super busy right now trying to answer all you guys! Hit up some of your gal pals on here like facebooker1240 for help! I'm sure they'll be willing to lend a helping hand! Smile Smile Smile

Lynae P.

by starkidette on 9/14/2011 7:07:20 PM


hm not exactly that big of a deal ut i could see why you would be upset .

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by facebooker1240 on 9/14/2011 7:02:46 PM


MOD: I'm turning in a fundraiser for school on Thursday, which is renewing my subscription to GL will I get the October/November one because I REALLY want to read the short story contest!!!!!


Hey missy, sounds cool!!! I'm sure you'll love the short stories! Smile Smile

Lynae P.

by quest6c on 9/14/2011 4:19:59 PM


MOD Hi! Thanx in advance for answering this question! Smile Ok so heres the sitch: My mom smokes. I luv her to death and would be beyond devestated if anything happened to her. So my sibs and I have been telling her for ages to stop, and finally she agreed to quit when my grandmoa (Her mom) said that she would get us a pool next summer if she quit. So I was extremely happy. But I found out that she is lying to everyone cuz she IS still smoking. It broke my heart. I don't know what to do because if I tell my grandma... idk wat would happen if my mom found out I squealed (Cuz she knows I saw her I just told her she ways ridiculus and walked away) she wood be so mad. PLZ HELP!!!


Hey girlfriend, sorry it took so long getting to ya! In no way am I defending smoking, but it can be a hard habit to break. So your mom can't quit overnight girlie. It's going to take hera couple trys until she gets comfortable without the cigarettes. Just try to understand where she's coming from. If you tell your grandmotherjust be sure she doesn't tell your mother it was you who ratted her out. In order to get your mother to stop smoking, it's going to take a team effort. Your grandmother needs to know she isn't being truthful and shouldn't be rewarded for lying. So I would tell her. Hope this helps ya!!!! Smile Smile

Lynae P.

by xXMissBehavedXx on 9/14/2011 3:50:04 PM


Hey mod, I'm in high school....So there's this guy who has the same name as me (are names are both Alex) and he's super annoying but very popular and loud. Sometimes I feel overshadowed by him because everyone likes him better. Plus, I'm kind of quiet. That doesn't mean I'm going to stop being nice to people, it's just really hard for me. And it's unfair. I don't think people would like me anyway, seriously. I'm just tired of being ignored/forgotten by everyone else Frown Sometimes I wish I wish I could be more like him because I hate myself... thanks


Hey chicky, don't hate yourself. And how do you know everyone likes him better? There is absolutely  nothing wrong with being quiet. And if being popular means being annoying and loud, I wouldn't want to be girly.  Everyone is different, and your quiet personality makes you unique. After a while people get tired of that loud guy. I know it's easier said than done but love yourself for who you are. Hope this helps ya!!! Smile Smile

Lynae P.

by whitecoconut on 9/14/2011 3:35:01 PM


Both of my parents have been married each other. They got a divorce, and then like six months later got remarried to each other. I never knew until about a year and a half ago.

by rockinlishy on 9/14/2011 3:14:33 PM


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Okay, so I live in California, and America's Got Talent (my favorite show)'s finale is on tonight. Even though they film in California, it's not live for us, because that means East Coasters would have to watch it at like 11 PM. Anyways, so since the East Coasters get the results before us, at 7 PM our time (The show is from 8-10 PM), I usually check online. I REALLY don't want to check tonight, like every week, but I probably will end up checking. What are ways for me to not? Like I will prbably be on the computer, then I won't be able to stand it and I will just check online. Any ideas??? Cuz tonight is the night u find out who of the four wins, and there's one group I REALLY want them to win but idk if they will cuz their performance last night suckd. but their other ones were amazing. soo ya any ideas?? its not like i have any good books or mags to read rite now to keep me busy, or tv shows (besides that one) anddd ya any ideas???


Hey girly! If you don't want to check then the best thing to do is stay off the computer. Get homework done to keep your mind off of the tv show. Go into a room that doesn't have a computer!

Amalia E.

by oceanlover69 on 9/14/2011 10:36:28 AM


My parents hide the fact that they smoke. Idk what to do because I don't want them to be sick, but it's mosly to releave stress. Help!

Talk to them about how you feel and see what they think about quitting--tell them you all could find fun things to do together to relieve stress, such as a game or movie night Smile

Brittany G. 
Brittany G.

by Lbradshaw35 on 9/14/2011 12:52:06 AM


oh i am so sorry but i bet they'll tell you

by gummybearlover on 9/14/2011 12:29:03 AM


If I have a question were would I send it in?

What type of question--one to a MOD?

Brittany G.
Brittany G.

by Chloe<3 on 9/14/2011 12:11:38 AM

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