Dear Abby, I need help. My mom is protesting me having livestock, please help.
Dear writer whom is having troubles with a parent when it comes to livestock. First of all, you need to consider what you currently have when it comes to livestock. If you are not happy with what you have, then perhaps the solution is bettering the stock you possess before buying more. If this is a matter of just wanting to start with new livestock, and your parent won’t budge on the price, then do some research on the cost of livestock and consider earning the money yourself. Doing this will help you with budgeting and and with being independent.
Dear Abby, I recently have been struggling with a few subjects [areas] in math. For some reason, I find math much harder than the rest of my subjects. I also have been struggling to find myself and to find any hobbies or anything for me to do in my spare time. I just don’t know what to do anymore sometimes.
Dear writer whom is having trouble with a particular school subject and with finding his or herself. First of all, you are never alone in having a weak link in your academics; everyone has a spot that gets ignored while we shine in other places. Some advice would be to trace the root of your troubles in the subject and work up from there. As for your troubles with finding who you are and what you can do, know that if you don’t find joy in something, you should question whether you ought to do that something. Find what makes you happy and commit to it.
Dear Abby, how do I practice full sentences? Mrs. Ketola wants us to practice.
Dear writer whom is having trouble practicing full sentences. The best way of learning is by doing, and doing more to practice full sentences is all you need to do. Try making more full sentences as often as you can in your everyday, even in your speech; your writing should shortly follow.
Dear Abby, I have a friend that all my other friends hate. My other friends don’t know about him, how do I tell them or keep it hidden.
Dear writer whom is having troubles with a friend who may be being bullied. You have several options for solving this problem. If you really care about this person then you should stand by them even when your other friends may judge them. Try getting this friend involved with your other friends and perhaps suggest to your friend how they may blend in better with your friends while socializing. Your friend shouldn’t have to change themselves to fit in, though, and you should stand by them for who they are. Try letting them know more about your friend in subtle ways over time and hopefully they may begin to accept them.
Dear Abby, I’m having trouble to read out loud, please help.
Dear writer whom is having trouble reading out loud. The best way to improve is with practice, which is what you need to do! Practice reading aloud in front of your family until you’re confident, then practice in front of some trusted friends. The more you practice, the more confident you will be.
Dear Abby, I’m struggling to get over a loss of a loved animal. It is hard for me to try to move on, but my grief is starting to affect my school work.
Dear writer whom is having trouble with their grief for a lost pet. Losing a beloved pet can be like losing a member of the family, and I am sorry for your loss. My advice for moving on from your loss is to hold onto the best memories of your pet and find moments in your everyday that remind you of them in a positive way. You may also consider getting a new pet; this pet could never replace the memories you made with the one before, but they may help you with your grief.
Dear Abby, I’m having problems with stage fright. Performing in front of the whole town is VERY stressful to me, and I need help to lower the pressure, I really like performing, but I don’t know how to work up the nerve to get on a stage. What should I do?
Dear writer whom is having trouble with stage fright. Your fear is understandable and you should feel no shame in having it. There are many solutions for stage fright, but you should only do what makes sense to you. My advice would be to convince yourself to feel the same way about performing as you do about something non-stressful. Try feeling out the performance as you would about any other (simple) thing, like making dinner, attending class, or finishing homework; these are just everyday activities that you are full capable of doing, just like your performance. Good luck!
Hello, I need relationship advice can you please give me some?
Dear Person That Needs Relationship Advice,
I am unclear on what exactly you need advice about. There are many kinds of relationships which include: friendships, work/school relationships, and of course, romantic relationships, just to name a few. Every one of them requires work, and it is your responsibility to make time for each if you want to keep them around. It is also important to remember that you should never ever force anyone into a relationship. There always needs to be a mutual interest in order for a relationship to work. Don't ever pressure a friend, girlfriend/boyfriend, classmate or acquaintance into doing or saying anything they don't want to do, or into doing anything they might get into trouble for. Those really are some of the most important things to remember, because each person involved knows their place with the other. If you would like a more specific answer, feel free to write me again with a more specific question.
Best of luck,
Dear Abby, I just wanted some advice on how I can get my grades up and to raise money for my class. I’m a senior that is still filling out college applications. Please and thank you.
I can understand your struggle with balancing all the responsibilities that come with school, extra activities, and life in general. It is just the beginning of school and I find it is hard to come back from summer and get back into a regular school routine. This is when you really need to crack down on your schedule and figure out what works for you. Get your priorities in order, make “to do” lists and stick to them. I find it is easiest for me to complete tasks in order of most important to least important because it is easy to get caught up in irrelevant tasks. So focus on your grades first, then get those college applications out of the way, so you have more time for class fundraising.
Hope this helps,
How do I combat teenager entitlement? I feel many teenagers today are becoming too lax in their treatment of others, and especially in their treatment of elders. I'm concerned about my child falling into this category. As a parent, I am considering the following measures, temporarily, just to prove a point about what life could be like.
-Putting a lock on the bedroom door, so this teen has to sleep on the floor or on the couch
-Confiscating all electronics
-Not allowing visitation from friends-only immediate family
What I would leave my teen with:
-A pillow and blanket-which has to be put away first thing upon waking up.
-A laundry basket with the following of my choosing: 3 pairs of jeans, 3 shirts, one jacket, three sets of undergarments, two sets of pajamas, one pair of tennis shoes and one pair of boots (in case it gets cold).
-One hair brush
-The bare essentials of hygiene (deodorant, shampoo, toothpaste, etc.)
What are your thoughts regarding these methods? Too harsh? Do you think this would be effective in teaching respect?
Dear Parent Who Needs Advice,
I believe that times are changing and the world is advancing in technology. Your child sees this kind of behavior on social media, television, and at school. Now I’m not saying that this behavior is okay. However, I think by punishing your kid so drastically could cause him/her to rebel, and it could possibly make things worse. I suggest to maybe try to sit down and have a civil conversation with your son or daughter, and let your child know your expectations. If he or she continues to to be disrespectful to elders, then I would take it to the extent of discipling him or her as needed.
Hope This Helps,