For Alice in France!

Oooh-la-la - I love France! Our friend Alice is lucky enough to live there. One problem though, she's got "the new school blues."

Dear PLS,
help i got the new school blues. even though I've been there a while there are still some things i miss so much and since i moved to france (though it is an international and the teachers speak english) it has an even more impact and now I'am back at the bottom of the popularity chain. I'am rock bottom on the popularity chain the freak its not my fault I'm different now a days all i do is cry please help T_T

Alice, 11

Moving is hard, no doubt about it. I get what Alice is saying about starting all over, friendwise. It can be fun to start fresh, but it's also nice when people know who you are and your friends are already set.

I say Alice should read the article below about moving and also ask for help from teachers or other grownups. Ask a school counselor: Who's the nicest, friendliest student you know? Then ask if the counselor will introduce you. Also think about joining a sport or club. What are you good at? Also keep in touch with friends back home, when you can. I bet - like me - they would love to hear more about what it's like to live in France.

What do you say mes amis? (That's French for "my friends.) Do you have advice about moving and fitting in for Alice?

What Kids Who Are Moving Should Do

Think pink!


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Anonymous Josie said...

Well the first thing to do would be to stop crying. Second, get out there and join a club or a sport, it gives you a chance to meet new people. Lastly, smile, be friendly and say "hi" to others around you. I hope things work out!

April 23, 2010 at 9:43 PM  
Anonymous Bethan said...

I was gonna say the same as Josie. If you look there are masses of people. All you have to do is say hi. Smile.... And make friends! I live in Europe to. Moved here three years ago! Don't keep crying. It will make your eyes go al red. I miss America too. I had friends there and now I have to move because Granny needs us. Have to go now. Do stop crying! xo

April 25, 2010 at 3:37 AM  
Anonymous Grace said...

The same thing happened to me!!!!!! But , I think that it is okay to cry , it is an awesome way to get the emotions and all of the sadness off of your mind!!!! Another thing that is good to do is to write in a diary!!!!!!! It may seem wierd but, it is fun and it helps get all of the sad feelings out!!!!!!!!! Rember to stay in touch with your old friends and good luck!!!!!!!!

April 25, 2010 at 5:20 PM  
Anonymous Natasha said...

I had too move too i left loads of people behind and a pony i loved so much, it's no fun moving but you have to live with it. It's tough but you'll get used to it, i thought i wouldn't but i did- everyone does!

May 8, 2010 at 2:52 PM  
Anonymous MaKayla said...

I'm about to move and my mom is telling me the same thing..."join things"..."ull make friends"...even tho ik it's not the same:(
I'm sure if i do move ill eventually get used to it.And since its a bigger school then mine ill have sooo many more chances at boyfriends...and manyyy more friends then i have in a way im glad u posted that because its kind of given me advice on what to do when i move

May 8, 2010 at 4:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah i know how u feel. It can be hard to make new friends. But u have to just be nice and friendly. U can start by asking what they like or something like that. Good luck!!! :^)

May 11, 2010 at 9:05 AM  
Blogger allietrocks said...

may first q. is do have ANY friends if you do dont worry about it. but if you dont try to make a friend you dont NEED to be popular but it would be nice to become popular.i want to tell you my story and maybe it will help, my friend just became the most popular person in school because she became friends w/ popular kids now i cant say iam popular because of her and because we have stoped talking!! but maybe you can become friends w/ the popular people it is goin to be hard but become partners w/ them at school or ur next birthday invite them. i hope i helped anyone!

May 13, 2010 at 8:02 PM  
Anonymous hannah said...

you do not need to be popular. and i bet you can maybe take a vacation to where you used to live and maybe reconnect with everyone

May 27, 2010 at 7:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Alice, I think you should try making new friends there in France, but stay in touch with your old ones. Email them, send them pics of you in France, and calling them are good ideas to stay in touch. Try complimenting someone to start a conversation, then chat with them for a while, and before you know it, you'll have a lot of friends. I hope this helped and I hope you do well at your new school.

June 2, 2010 at 3:04 PM  
Anonymous hla4eva said...

make new friends and if that is hard then try to conatct your old friends and that must not feel good being lonely

June 11, 2010 at 8:19 PM  
Anonymous Estera said...

don't worry alice. just keep in contact with your old friends by e-mail and phone and maybe make some new friends. also give your teacher a box of chocolates or something so you can make friends.

July 21, 2010 at 1:25 PM  
Blogger Goth said...

dont worry. try and make friends. dont think so much of your old friends and school dont compare anything to your other friends or school. think about the things that willhappen who you will met. i moved many times and i still want to go back but i learned to control my feeling to go back.

August 2, 2010 at 9:58 AM  

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