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Dear Dish-It Talks about School Trouble

Aug 28, 2018

Today on Dear Dish-It’s “Let’s Talk About it Tuesday” we will be answering questions about school related questions. Remember that there is always going to be obstacles with school and the people that you go to school with. School can also present obstacles in itself. For example, you might find elements of school itself challenging. You might not even feel like you fit in to your school. 

Let's Take a Look at This Week's Questions:

This is a fresh start for past problems.This is a fresh start for past problems.

Question by Editor14.

Question: Today a girl in my class asked our advisor (for our school newspaper, I'm the head editor) if she could be my co-editor on the paper. He said that she could, but only my table really knows why she asked to be co-editor, she just doesn't want to do work. She thinks that being the editor of the paper is an easy 100 for the class grade, but it really isn't, I have to help with editing all of the articles, help with the layout and the process of publishing our school newspaper. What do I do, do I tell our advisor that she just wants to get out of working in class, or just let it go? Please Help!


I think it is better if you do not tell the advisor. Let this girl know about the work demands for the paper. I think speaking to her yourself is the best way to go. Let her know that she has to pull her weight and if she doesn’t then potentially speak to the advisor, but only speak to the advisor if you have good reason. Don't create a problem for yourself unless you really feel necessary. You might have your vibes about this girl, but you won't know for sure until you see her work. 

Focus on what you love about school.Focus on what you love about school.

Question by class fool

Question: ever since I have been in 7th grade I have been slowing down in school I got into 8th grade math and reading but I have been getting been getting below c's what do I do?


There is plenty of help in the homework help section on Kidzworld, and entire article dedicated to improving your grades. Have you ever considered getting a tutor? They can be super helpful. Also mastering the ability to ask your teachers for help is key. Believe it or not they are there to help you and they do want you to succeed. With the right efforts and a little help I feel very certain that you can get your grades up. 

School can present all sorts of problems, but it's how we deal with them that counts.School can present all sorts of problems, but it's how we deal with them that counts.

Question by hater_girl

Question: Hey Dish-It, I really don't like my school, there's too much gossip and big mouths, sometimes I can't even trust my friends with my secrets. I really want to switch schools, I've been in that school since kinder garden and I'm now in 6th grade, I don't tell my parents. So every chance I got to leave I try my best to get out. this year I got 3 different attempts but I'm worried that none of them will work and I'll be stuck in that school until 8th grade. Can you help me get out of that school?


I think you need to talk to your parents first and foremost. They are the only people who can really help you. You need to express to them how you really feel. Maybe share this message with them or write one of your own if it’s hard to face them. Your happiness is the most important thing, and if you truly aren't happy at your school you may need to switch. Talking about it head on is the best way to go about it. 

Try to see the good in everybody before you focus on the bad.Try to see the good in everybody before you focus on the bad.


There are always going to be obstacles at school that you have to overcome. Sometimes that obstacle is going to be another person, and you have to use your wise mind when dealing with others. Sometimes it is better to see how something plays out before you make a move that might make you the bad guy. Be careful when it comes to social and scholastic situations and try to give people the benefit over the doubt. When it comes to school performance, do your best to utilize the help that is around you. Whether you go to your teacher, a tutor or a family member. When it comes to the school itself, your happiness is the most important thing. Sometimes we can be in the wrong place and we might need a change of scenery. Never be scared to tell people how you feel, especially your parents. Keep it mind the key is to talk about your problems and as great as it is that you can Dear Dish-It, you have to tell the people in your life who can really help you like your parents. 

Solve your school problems before you go back to school.Solve your school problems before you go back to school.

Helplines & Resources: 

  • TeenMentalHealth.org
  • KidsHealth - A safe, private place for kids & teens who need honest, accurate information and advice about health, emotions, and life.
  • Teen Line - A helpline for kids and teens to work through their personal issues and mental health as needed.  1-800-TLC-TEEN or 1-800-852-8336 (Toll-Free US & Canada).
  • Mind Infoline – Information on self-harm and a helpline to call in the UK at 0300 123 3393 or text 86463.
  • Kids Help Phone – Free, anonymous and bilingual helpline for young people in Canada, available 24/7 by phone, Live Chat, and the Always There chat app for any issue, including self-injury and suicide. Call 1-800-668-6868 or visit kidshelpphone.ca.
  • Kids Helpline – A helpline for kids and young adults in Australia to get help with issues including cutting and self-harm. Call 1800 55 1800. (Kids Helpline).

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Simply email deardish@kidzworld.com with your concern, and we will address you on “Let’s Talk about it Tuesday” if your question is suitable for our topic of conversation. Regardless, keep your eyes peeled as Dear Dish-It it is covering a lot of issues, and you never know when your question or topic of concern will be featured in an article. Please let us know if you would like your handle to be listed as anonymous and list your age in your question if you would like as that can impact advice. To learn the Do's and Don'ts of Dear Dish-It, and to find out what kind of questions are appropriate, check out this article!

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