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tutu trouble Dear Girls’ World, I want to take dance class, but my parents want me to join a sports team. Can I change their minds? — Future ballerina
like a blast, so Dance class sounds to try it! If you for wanting we don’t blame to do, you really want dance is something why to your parents. sit down and explain why know the reasons Calmly let them class is so important trying a dance up for want you to sign you. If they still to get instead, try not a sports team compromise. suggest a upset. Instead, now, join a sports team Ask if you can over camp or classes and then try dance you when fall comes, the summer. Then, to about which activities can talk again luck! school year. Good join for the new
nail biter Dear Girls’ World, I always bite my nails, and I can’t stop. It’s been a bad habit of mine for a long time. How can I finally stop it? — Bad habit
There are lots of ways you can try to kick your nail-biting problem! You can a parent to ask help you cut your That nails short. way, you won’t have long enough nails to bite! You can also try painting your a pretty color. nails Knowing you’ll mess cute manicure up your may stop you from But if that biting. doesn’t work, they also sell completely harmless, bitter-tasting polish drugstores that at may help change your Another way habit. to stop is to set system up an award with a parent. Try to go one week without biting. If you do, you all get to see a movie go — you get to pick, of course!
bike bummer Dear Girls’ World, I’m scared to ride a bike! All my friends know how, so I pretend I do, too. How can I get over my fear before they find out?— Time to ride
a parent to spend a few To conquer your fear, ask so you learn to ride —it’s hours one weekend helping help! hang of it when you have much easier to get the paved a helmet and find a flat, Grab your bike, put on Then, your driveway, to practice. area without traffic, like so adjust your bike’s seat ask a parent to help you This feet to reach the ground. it’s low enough for your or worry about losing control way, you won’t have to get just glide around as you falling over. Now, you can you can on a bike, knowing that comfortable balancing if needed. Once you feel put your feet down to stop and put your feet on the pedals comfortable with that, in and braking. You’ll be riding begin practicing pedaling about finding out, don’t worry no time! As for your friends you and help you learn! it. Any true friend will support
grossed out Dear Girls’ World, I go to my friend’s house for dinner sometimes, and her mom always makes broccoli. I hate broccoli! If I tell her that, am I being rude? — Picky eater
We get totally get that broccoli isn’t you’re fave, but if your friend’s mom spent time making it, you should probably take at least a few bites. She welcomed you into her home and spent time to make extra food for you to eat, so in this case, we recommend giving broccoli another try!
bedtime blues Dear Girls’ World, I want to stay up later, but my dad won’t let me. He makes me go to bed at 8, and I don’t get why. Can you help me change his mind? — Not so sleepy
Having a bedtime may seem like a bummer, but your dad is setting one for your own good — we promise! Doctors recommend that you get 10–12 hours of sleep each night in order to feel ready to learn new things at school, play with friends and do more throughout your day. But maybe you can strike a compromise with your dad on the weekends. Explain to him why it’s important to you, and see if he’ll allow you to go to bed an hour later on Friday and Saturday nights!
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