New girl, new school: Your advice needed!
Help!!!! I dont have any friends at my new school and I am worried I wont make any:(
This is a dramatic situation. Just think of the books, movies, and shows that start out with a new girl in a new place. But it's also a common situation. Your family moves, or maybe it's just that you finished elementary school and now must go to a new school for the exit grade. So Troubled, you are NOT alone. My advice is to prepare ahead. Here are some ways to do that:
Ask your parents if you can tour the school ahead of time. Then you will feel a little more familiar with things. Even better if you can do a tour with other kids who are also new. Ask the tour guide if he or she can connect you to other new students on Day 1. Also ask for a list of sports, clubs, and other
Get your parents' help in meeting kids in your neighborhood that go to that school.
Join activities NOW in your community as a way of meeting new people.
Come up with something simple you can say when you meet a new person. You might say, "Hi, my name is A. I'm new this year." Or something like that.
Remember that there are lots of kind, friendly people out there. You just need to find them. Here's a post from a while ago all about being the new girl and how to help. Good luck!
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