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Sunday, July 11, 2010

High School is Hard

Sometimes I receive several questions that have the same theme. This is a general post to help all the high school kids out there. Making friends can be a challenge for people of any age. I think the best way to get started meeting new people, is to join a club or sport that you are interested in. That way, you meet people who have the same interests as you and this gives you a starting point for conversations to get to know people. Start out slow. You don't need to be instant friends with everyone in a group all at once! Once you go to a club meeting, sit next to someone who is smiling and looks friendly. Always introduce yourself and smile! Maybe you can say something like, "Hi, my name is Laura, I thought I'd check out this club, how do you like it?" That will start an instant conversation. Sometimes the first person we start chatting with ends up being a person we may not like. That's ok! At the next club meeting sit next to a different person and start with the same question. Before you know it, you'll have a few close friends! Good Luck!
Laura NP