Dear Carol

New in town

My family just moved, and I'm going to a new school. People liked me at my old school, but I don't know anyone here and I don't know how to act. -- New in Town

Dear New in Town,

You don't have to act. The qualities people in your old neighborhood admired are still yours. So just be yourself-your friendly interesting self. It's a challenge to be the new girl in town, but it's also an opportunity to meet lots of new kids. Everyone is probably curious to know you. Sign up for after-school activities, such as SGA or volleyball, or do community activities, like helping to clean parks and working in shelters. Introduce yourself to people, and you'll quickly find new friends. You can keep your old friends, too. Call if you're close, or send each other postcards, letters, emails, or even videos of what you've been up to. 

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by Carol Weston | 2/1/2016
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