career advice for kids and teens

Becoming a Wild Zamboni Driver

He watches hockey games for free, he meets celebs and, best of all, he drives a big machine around an NHL ice rink.... read more

Becoming a Snow Safety Patroller

Safety patrollers don't just ski around all day. They prevent avalanches and make sure that trails are safe for skiers.... read more
Christmas Shoebox Project

Christmas Shoebox Project

Pack some Christmas spirit into a shoebox by filling it with toys, games and books to send to needy children around the world.... read more

Boys & Girls Clubs of America

Millions of kids and teens around the world have safe places to play, learn and develop valuable life skills, thanks to Boys and ... read more

Reserve Officer Training Corps Profile

Do you want to be all that you can be - in the army, navy or air force? Then check out what the ROTC can offer you!... read more

Working With Seniors

Just because you're young doesn't mean you can't help elderly people. Many of them live in nursing homes, which is a great place for you to volunteer.... read more

Casting Call - Trading Spaces: Boys vs. Girls

What if you had the opportunity to get on TV and have your bedroom totally re-designed, all at the same time? Find out how!... read more

Becoming a Make-up Artist

So, you're just starting to wear make-up and you just can't get enough of it. A love of make-up can lead into a cool career that could have you hangin... read more

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Have ya ever had someone who brought magic into your life just by being there for you? That's what Big Brothers and Big Sisters do! Get ... read more

Planning a School Dance

Want to plan the school dance of the year, but not sure how? From music to decorations, find out how you can throw an awesome dance p... read more
Becoming an Astronaut

Becoming an Astronaut

If you dream of blasting off into space and discovering other galaxies, then keep reading - Kidzworld has the scoop on how to become an astronaut!... read more

Becoming a DJ

If you've got the flava and groove to rock the turntables and spin records - or if ya wanna learn how - then check out how you can be... read more

Becoming an Architect

If you're interested in watching your ideas turn into buildings, then architecture may be the job for you! Find out how to become an architect right h... read more

The American Red Cross

The American Red Cross is one of the biggest humanitarian organizations that have rushed to help the thousands of victims of Hurricane Katrina.... read more

Get Involved in Extracurricular Activities

Don't know which clubs to join this year? Check out what arts, science and sports clubs at your school have to offer you!... read more

posts from the Dear Dish-It forums

EndlessDream posted in Friends:
Hmmm....Then she mustn't be necessarily "using" you, if she is not getting something in return ( As far as we know of). However, It does sound like she is being extremely unfair. That just might be how she is. Not exactly loyal to anyone. Well, try to talk to her about it and tell her how you feel. And, if it doesn't work out, then she might not be a great friend to hang around with, and maybe you will find someone else who enjoys your company. I hope this helps, and good luck :)
reply about 5 hours
XxIHateMathxX posted in Friends:
No not really. Like I said, one minute she's all smiley and then she doesn't even look at me. Most of the time I see her with Daniela and Andrea. Today she was asking me if I was going to hang out with her, Daniela, Andrea and Luisa during recess. When I told her that I was 'going to have to think' she was like, "Whatever." and ran off to catch up with the Threesome. Thanks. :)
reply about 5 hours
EndlessDream posted in Friends:
Is she asking you to do things for her? Like help with homework, carry her books and so on?
reply about 5 hours
XxIHateMathxX posted in Friends:
This is gonna be long:   I have this 'friend' Amelia. She and I bonded really fast last year and we've become inseparable.   But lately she's blowing me off and my other best friend Belen told me: Amelia is actually using you. She does this to new kids at school, especially from foreign countries. She thinks because you're Chinese and the Chinese teacher's daughter, you'll help her. She's also using you as a backup friend - a substitute. There's this new girl Daniela, who Amelia thinks is her new best friend. She thinks that when Daniela stop hanging out with her, she'll have you.   The thing is, Daniela is pretty nice and she probably doesn't know all the trouble she's causing. Belen's old 'best friend' Andrea is doing the same to her.   I also learned that Amelia is seemingly the 'most popular girl in school' because she's mean to everyone. She always passes by the little kids' classrooms and hugs them & stuff. They seem to love her, but now I know it's because they think if they're nice they won't get bullied.   Maybe she WAS using me but I dunno. Belen says that each kid in the entire school has a bad story about Amelia and something she did to them. I said, "Then how was she so nice to me last year?" Then Belen was all like, "She was using you."   I don't know if she's telling the truth. She and Amelia are deadly enemies and she might be making up the whole Amelia story just to get back at her. Although Amelia has been dropping a few signs that she IS using me as a substitute friend.   Sometimes when I walk in, she'll be like "OOOOHHH! CASSANDRA! HI! HOW ARE YOU! C'MON, LOOK AT THIS! WE'RE GONNA HAVE SOOOO MUCH FUN TOGETHER ..."   And other times I'm like, "Hey, Amelia!" and she says, "Oh. Huh? Yeah, hi ..."  Once during PE we had to sit down and on the way to the gym, she was chatting with me in a BBBBFFFF way. But then when we had to partner up she said with Andrea, Daniela and someone else who I forgot.   I don't know what to do. It's just so weird. Even though now I know she MIGHT be using me (I'm not sure if she really is) it just seems WEIRD. Even for a supposed ##### she was my possibly fake best friend for the whole of last year. It's WEIRD to suddenly switch.   I don't even know if this should be happening. We've only just started 5th grade. Doesn't this WEIRD #### start happening around middle school? Thank you, everyone who will help in advance. P.S. Please include flirting advice. - A Girl Who Might Just Lose Her Possibly Fake Best Friend
reply about 6 hours

latest videos

play online games

A friend you met in a chat room wants to meet up and go to the mall. You:
  • Tell them you're sorry but you can't meet them in person since you don't know them
  • Say yes and then double-check with your parents that it's OK
  • Say yes as long as you can bring your BFF along
  • Say yes and head out the door to meet them