Web Toolbar by Wibiya
 
 
 

GL PROFILES

More Friends = More Fun

 
 

GL
Tweets !

AN HOUR AGO These celebs are definitely killin' the selfie game #MustFollow: http://t.co/cjJgTVKZxk

2 HOURS AGO We dare ya to try these crazy-cute kimono styles: http://t.co/oNy8Venaav

3 HOURS AGO #BeautySpy! Snag Eve's effortless beauty look: http://t.co/imZqrP4myV

 

sponsored links

I want to be popular

 

 

 

It seems the only way to be popular is to be someone else, but when I try to be someone else, that someone is usually rejected, too. I just don’t fit in with others in the right way.
 
Dear Poppin’ To Be Popular,
Instead of struggling to be popular, strive to have one or two real friends. Which girls do you likes besides the most popular ones? Your next-door neighbor? The girl behind you in English? The new kid in school?
 
Keep developing your strengths (academic, athletic, and personal) and join an after-school activity to meet new people. Then be yourself—your most outgoing self. Say hi to lots of kids. Ask questions like, “How was your weekend?” and listen to the answer. If someone says, “My weekend was fun—I went to my dad’s,” don’t say, “Mine was fun, too.” Ask what her dad is like. Be nice, not nosy. 
 
Instead of thinking about fitting in, think about connecting to others. Friendship will follow. Honest. And real friendship can last a lifetime whereas popularity can end at graduation.

SERIOUS STUFF? For serious issues, don’t wait. Visit our HELP! page now.


For more on Carol Weston, visit her website: carolweston.com or like her Facebook page.

 

To order Girltalk: All the Stuff Your Sister Never Told You, click here.
To order The Diary of Melanie Martin, click here.

BY CAROL WESTON ON 4/16/2010 7:00:00 AM

POSTED IN

< PREVIOUS   NEXT >   
comments powered by Disqus
 
We're SO ready for summer. Will you be packing a red-hot romance in your bag of beach books?

 
 

How to plan the perfect party

 

 

Decoration DIYs, delish recipes, party pointers and more—Planning Perfect Parties is your complete guide to hosting fun, festive fêtes. CLICK HERE for a sneak peek inside.

 
Posts From Our Friends

sponsored links