Meet New Friends!

Recommended friends are based on your interests. Make sure they are up to date.


Dear Dish-It, Did I Do the Right Thing?

Dear Dish-It

Dear Dish-It,

One of my teachers recently lost her daughter to cancer at a very young age. She has taken the month off, and I wrote a nice poem about love and loss and sent it to her via mail. I'm not sure if I did the right thing. Will she get mad at me?

Dear shanana99,

It was very thoughtful of you to send your teacher a poem during this difficult time. She's probably having an extremely hard time dealing with the loss of her daughter, and it is always helpful to know that there are people around her who care. You might not get a response from her right away, or even at all, but that doesn't mean that she doesn't appreciate the thought. It just means that she has a lot on her mind and can't focus on thanking everyone for their letters and cards, etc. Now that you've done something to show that you're thinking of her, just give her space to grieve. These things take time to get through. If and when she returns back to school, I'm sure she will thank you for thinking of her during her time of need.

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 .

Related Stories:

  • Dear Dish-It, My Mom is Dying of Cancer
  • Dear Dish-It, Everything is so Hectic!
  • Dear Dish-It, My Dog is Dying
  • More Great Advice from Dear Dish-It!

    latest videos


    Best Way to Support Someone Who is Grieving?

    • Send flowers.
    • Write a poem.
    • Send a card.
    • Just be there if they need to talk.

    related stories

    Dear Dish-It in the forums

    bluehawk posted in Friends:
    You were given this life because you are strong enough to live it. Keep powering through it and stay strong. 
    reply 1 day
    hugebear posted in Friends:
    hello dish-it i hope i not bothering you.im rita im 16 year old and i have autism.i get bullyed a lot. this has been happening online.this girl said that i was crazy and that freddie mercury (queen lead singer) wouldnt love me cause i have autism.i am queen and freddie mercury's #1 fan.the girl said no body would believe me and it made me so upset i had a autistic meltdown.what do i do,please help.   That person what said that to you is the mean bully and she doesnt deserve your emotions.  I feels sorry for that girl that she has to make herself feel better by being nasty.  Gosh. If it was me I would say thank you very much for saying what you think and say thankfully I doesnt care what your sorry little opinions is.  The turn around and walk away and dont look back. You has the beautiful personality  and your loved.
    reply 1 day
    hugebear posted in Friends:
    I agrees with Kirsten and what does he say when he gives you the presents?
    reply 1 day
    XxIHateMathxX posted in Friends:
    I've been there but I was lucky. This girl Amelia invited me to sit with her and her friends ................ Yeahbutnowshe'signoringallthetimeandsometimesblowsmeofftohangoutwiththisothernewgirldaniela andthenifoundoutshewasjustfakefriendingme Whatever. You could just try to say hi to someone who looks nice. Although I know how hard it is.
    reply 2 days
    XxIHateMathxX posted in Friends:
    Tell that girl that she looks so horrible she makes roadkill look beautiful. Clap your hands really loud with nobody looking and then say "HEY WHY'D YOU HIT ME?" (Don't thank me thank Diary of a Wimpy Kid) Tell someone. Tell a teacher or somebody Or ignore that excuse for a person and get on with your life without her I mean, it.
    reply 2 days

    play online games