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Switching Schools

How to Adjust to a New School - Don't Be Shy,

This is easier said than done, but one of the best things to remember about moving to a new school is that most of the new people will want to get to know you. If you introduce yourself right away to as many peeps as possible, you'll probably get more invites to join your classmates for lunch, share a text book in class, etc.


How to Adjust to a New School - Join, Join, Join,

So, how do you make friends if you are brand new to a school where most people have known each other their whole lives? Get in there and join a school sport's team, the drama club or any other extracurricular activity. This is a great way to meet people who share the same interests as you!


How to Adjust to a New School - Be Accepting,

You've probably left behind a ton of great friends at your old school, and are pretty bummed about not starting the school year with them, but you want to make sure that you give the kids at your new school a chance. Invite 'em over to your place to study together, host a movie night or plan a trip to the mall. You don't have to forget about your old friends, but making new friends can be a great experience too!


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kloe1

kloe1 wrote:

yeah i hate school the only thing i like is hanging out with my friends :)
commented: Wed Jul 16, 2014

Shadeleaf

Shadeleaf wrote:

I am moving on and I am pretty sure my friends (2/3) are going with me.
commented: Wed Jul 16, 2014

teddybear8D2

teddybear8D2 wrote:

i changed schools (horrible) but thanks for the advice :)
commented: Mon Apr 21, 2014

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AlphaT
AlphaT posted in Style:
Wear bigger clothes. Heck, I wear a 2-3 X
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DisneyanimeLover
"ThunderSpirit" wrote:Wow. We have more in common than I thought.I had the same problem [except she was a little less mean] and this is the advice I was given. Don't exactly go up to her and say, "I don't wanna be friends," because although she is mean, she still might be hurt. Just don't really make it official, but slowly drift apart from her. Try to meet new people, maybe there's someone great you just haven't met yet. And maybe she's having problems of her own, not like that's an excuse. But in the end, if she does apologize to you, she might be a friend worth keeping, but those insults were pretty serious, not something best friends would do, and you probably wouldn't forgive her. I get that. Thanks for the good advice! I don`t see her often so drifting away is the smartest idea. Although I see her at family parties and stuff cause she is a family friend. I`ll try and drift away from her. If she gets better at being kind I`ll be her friend again most likely. Thanks! 
reply about 12 hours
ThunderSpirit
ThunderSpirit posted in Friends:
Wow. We have more in common than I thought. I had the same problem [except she was a little less mean] and this is the advice I was given. Don't exactly go up to her and say, "I don't wanna be friends," because although she is mean, she still might be hurt. Just don't really make it official, but slowly drift apart from her. Try to meet new people, maybe there's someone great you just haven't met yet. And maybe she's having problems of her own, not like that's an excuse. But in the end, if she does apologize to you, she might be a friend worth keeping, but those insults were pretty serious, not something best friends would do, and you probably wouldn't forgive her. I get that.
reply about 12 hours
DisneyanimeLover
I have this friend who has been my friend for 6 years. And she is so RUDE. She says mean things about me and MY MOTHER. Seriously she says really awful things about my mom like this: "Her IQ is high? Oh she must have took the IDIOT test." And tells me "Eww you wear Disney Princess shirts? Eww you are so messed up!" She always acts better than me whether we are alone or with people. She tries to make people hate me and she tries to act mature and she alway tells me "You should respect your mom and do what she tells you" She is awful. I wanna tell her she is mean and I dont wanna be friends. But I can`t! Its hard to do that when you know someone for 7 years. HELP!
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Kirsteeeeen
Kirsteeeeen posted in Style:
As the previous person said, look online. There are very cute clothes available in bigger sizes! Also when you go shopping take a look in popular stores as well as less popular that might look as if they're for older people. Often they follow very similar trends but have bigger sizes!
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