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Dear Dish-It, I Don't Like My New School

Dear Dish-It,

I just moved to a new school and I don't like it at all. I am trying to get to know people, but sometimes I think they don't want to get to know me. I say hi and what's your name and some questions on what they like, and most of the time they give me like one word answers. I want to get to know people, not like someone I just met... I'm talking about like having fun and laughing and playing around. I wish I was at my old school.
honeychik


Dear honeychik,

Going to a new school is tough for everyone, even for the most outgoing and friendliest people. Too bad you've had a rough first few days of school, but keep in mind that everyone is starting a new school year and may be a little nervous, which is why they may be giving you one-word answers. Just give it time - making new friends in a new school isn't easy, but it isn't impossible. You're going to have to put yourself out there, even more than you already have. Try joining sports teams or extracurricular clubs at school. It's one of the best ways to meet people who you have stuff in common with. And by getting to know them, you'll eventually meet their groups of friends and pretty soon, you'll have a whole new crew to have fun and laugh and play around with!


So, ya gotta burnin' question? Need some love directions? Thinkin' 'bout stuff like depression, sex,how ya feel 'bout YOURSELF (that's called "self-esteem"), boyfriends, girlfriends, losin' old friends, bullyin' or peer pressure, but too scared to ask the parents? Don't be scared to Dish-It here. Send all of your questions to deardish@kidzworld.com But 'member, if ya hang out in Chat with other Kidzworld members who know ya by your 'username', ya might wanna use a secret nickname when ya write in. That way no one'll ever know it's you. And, just in case ya don't know, Dish-It gets a lotta letters everyday, and she can't answer 'em all. So keep checkin' the column cuz she's prob'ly answerin' somethin' very similar to your question while you're out doin' somethin' else. K? And Thanks! Ya keep her outta trouble. Oh! And if ya've got words of wisdom you wanna share,We'll dish 'em up, too.


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donteatcarrots
donteatcarrots posted in Style:
lisp or not, i'm sure you're a nice person. i don't even know if you can get rid of this lisp- maybe practice speaking at home, try different movements with your lips or mouth, i don't know. don't let a lisp make you less confident, that doesn't change anything about you as a person. be yourself and be confident.
reply about 6 hours
Ezma
Ezma posted in Style:
Dear Dish it, Im already a grown teen but I don't think I am that easy to get along whem meeting new friends in school. And I think its because I lose my confidence cause I got some speech defect which called lisp. I often sometimes looks weird when theyre talking to me and It really affects me. What should I do? I have read and tried all the practice and therapy I read in the internet for a year but it doesnt make a change. I hope you help me
reply about 13 hours
inkdeath
inkdeath posted in Family Issues:
I always remind myself with this quote:This too, shall pass. 
reply 1 day
Cupcakesss123
I think your parents dont want u to be crazy like your friends n your friends arent bad so i guess u should talk to your friends parents over phone or sum n let them meet your parents :D 
reply 1 day
donteatcarrots
you really need to have a proper chat with your parents. you're doing really well in school, and seem to have a good set of friends, and tell them that you should be able to go out, i mean you've done nothing wrong and surely should be allowed a little freedom in return?
reply 1 day