My friends and I are always made fun of for being good
students. We’re called “geeks” and “nerds” just because we get good grades and
score well on tests. Part of the problem is that we’re in the Gifted and
Talented program, so we’re in all the same classes and other kids see that as
snobby. My mom says they’re jealous. What can I do?
As long as you and your friends are not acting like
intellectual superiors, being in the G&T group should not be a
problem. Do you make a point to
mingle with other classes? Try auditioning for a play or joining an after
school activity that will help you get to know other girls. Can you throw a
party—either a co-ed get-together or an all-girl sleepover? Once you get to
know each other, you might find that you and the other kids have more in common
than you ever thought. Just be sure to fill your conversations with interesting
and fun topics that aren’t all related to schoolwork and grades. I’ll bet you
have it in you to be not just gifted and talented academically, but gifted and
talented with people too.
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BY CAROL WESTON ON 3/7/2015 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN how to deal with a bully, dealing with gossip, bust school stress, grades, smart girl secrets, advice from Carol Weston