Trini's NOT a nerd!

I just had to put this question out there. Oh, how I very much dislike name calling! Read Trini's dilemma and let's give her some support.

Dear PLS,
People call me a nerd because i know a lot and have braces. how can i make them stop?
Trini, 10

I wonder if this feels like bullying to Trini or if it's just irritating. Either way, this article on Bullying might help.

I also think it's a good time to introduce you to my good friend, Emily-Anne. She has a whole YouTube channel about this kind of thing. Her group is called We Stop Hate. It's all about making people feel OK exactly as they are. For instance, if Trini is really smart, good for her. Don't call her a nerd, people!

What say you, pink locker buddies? What advice do you have for Trini.

And enjoy this video introduction to Emily-Anne!

Think pink!


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

They call you a nerd for those reasons?! That is pretty rude. If it really bothers you, you should talk to your teacher or guidance counselor about it so then they can clarify bullying and name calling is NOT okay. Hopes this helps!!!

October 2, 2010 at 9:00 PM  
Anonymous Grace said...

I agree those kids have absoulutley no right to call you a nerd. If it gets serious tell someone you trust that is a adult. I wish you the best of luck with that problem.GOOD LUCK!

October 3, 2010 at 7:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

just becouse you smart dosnt mean your a nerd it just means your really smart.if they keep on doing it tell the teacher.

October 3, 2010 at 1:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kids sometimes call me a nerd but I laugh! They are basically calling me smart. Sometimes I get ticked off but I say to myself, "You know what? You're a great girl, you've got friends, and if they want to call you a nerd SO BE IT! Because you are awesome." If you compliment yourself (not enough to overdue it) you will have a positive self image.

October 3, 2010 at 8:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you know what trini i love your name and people only pick on you because your smart and there proberly not so smart good for you if your smart that should be a good thing

October 3, 2010 at 9:59 PM  
Anonymous cheyenne said...

Don't worry Trini people are just jealous of either your beauty,your personality,or your smarts! Like me i belive i'm a pretty,smart,bookworm nerd! :D

October 4, 2010 at 7:49 PM  
Anonymous Josie said...

I'm smart too, we all are, I get good grades and I get called a nerd. It flatters me actually. But if it's bothering you, talk to someone you trust. (I have braces too!)

October 4, 2010 at 9:42 PM  
Anonymous KaiKai said...

They dont have a right to do that. I have braces also. I know how it feels. They call me braceface. But now I dont really care anymore because I like who I am and dont wanna change it. Thats what you have to do. Hope that helps

October 5, 2010 at 7:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think that is mean that they call you those things. To be honest I want braces. I think they are cool and plus I think my teeth need to be a little more straight. They don't even have a right to call you a nerd. At my school people don't call each other nerds, we all have fun telling each other our grades and we help each other out if we need help boosting up a grade. I think you shou;d ask someone at the school to do the same.

October 6, 2010 at 5:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well the same thing happens to me to i got glasses,acne,and braces so what i do is i open my heart and express who i really am on the inside. and if people still make fun of me, well then they don't deserve my attention towards their remarks so i ignore them [and i know it can be hard to but but practice makes perfect]. so i hope this helps!!!! good luck!!!

October 6, 2010 at 9:41 PM  
Anonymous Zia said...

You know what, be proud to be a nerd. You're smart. Be proud.
As for the braces, smile! braces, i think, are cool. You'll get them off in no time.
I'm a nerd and proud to be one!!!!
Zia(The book nerd:)

October 7, 2010 at 5:14 PM  
Anonymous Diana said...

Hey being smart is awesome! It matters so much more in the end. And having braces is temporary, but it'll be worth it when you get them off and see your new beautiful smile!

I agree with Zia. To me, nerd is the best word there is and if someone says that to me, I feel smart. I'm weird and proud nerd, and I love it! But if it irritates you a lot, then just ignore those bullies, because they're just jealous. Hope it helps!

October 8, 2010 at 12:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your smart and if those people are calling you a nerd about it then they're just jealous. Try to ignore them but if it really bugs you tell someone. I'm a nerd but people dont tease me because they dont mind and i always help them with their work. Good luck

October 8, 2010 at 12:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The kids that bully you are probably just jealous, want attention, or like to put others down. I think that bullys just want to see others hurt, it gives them satisfaction (weird, right?). Try not to give them satisfaction, be strong. I know that you are not a nerd. If it gets out of hand tell an adult, teacher, or even the principal. Maybe even now you should tell a teacher.

October 8, 2010 at 7:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dont worrie your not a nerd and if ppl call u that just ignore then + u know hamish and andy they r nerds and they re kwl who cares wat they think ,they r idiots b urself

October 11, 2010 at 8:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im also called a nerd sometimes. I mean, being smart is really cool, and just think it this way, when you are older, youll be their boss.
Or think it this way: you will not be punished by your parents, cause you wont get bad grades!! easy as that!! ( takes time to get used to think this way, even if you are smart...)

October 12, 2010 at 9:07 PM  
Anonymous soph said...

I think you should just ignore them and if they keep doing it just walk away. But then if they keep on doing it tell a teacher or your parents and I'm 100% sure they'll take care of it. If not just ignore them and sooner or later they stop because there just doing it to annoy you.

October 17, 2010 at 10:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

tottaly ignore them they r ethier jelouse or they get a recation from u that they like so they keep doing it Best thing to do is IGNORE it!!!:) if it gets to be a HUGE problem tell an adult u trust IT WOULD NOT BE SNITCHING

October 18, 2010 at 4:15 PM  
Anonymous acne free said...

ignore them with proper treatment acne will go away

October 20, 2010 at 10:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey-nerds will rule the world someday! don't be ashamed that you are smart-be proud of it! and don't worry about having braces and beind called a nerd- just think of how beautiful your teeth are going to look when you get them off! when someone calls me a nerd i just give them a big toothy smile and laugh!

October 20, 2010 at 11:15 PM  
Anonymous Jade said...

Hey, tell them atleast you will have a good job...Then tell them they will wish they didn't call you a nerd when they are serving you breakfeast at Dairy Queen...It will be okay.At my school everyone wants braces...Just ignore them...If it gets to bullying tell an adult that you trust and know to handle/stop it...

October 26, 2010 at 6:59 AM  
Anonymous Confused said...

they r sooooooooo jealous!!!!! it just means ur suuuuper smart

November 2, 2010 at 7:01 PM  
Anonymous ccg said...

Ok, your mates aren´t good people. The best way to make them stop is the ignorance but if you´re not satisfied, tell them that when the dentist takes out your braces you will have perfect teeth. And if you´re smart, better than better, jaja ;) Jade(2 comments up) has said thet if it gets to bullying tell someone to trust on, thats what you should do if that happens.


November 3, 2010 at 1:03 PM  
Anonymous olive 101 said...

u don't sound like a nerd

November 3, 2010 at 3:54 PM  
Anonymous BellaEdward said...

I have never been called a nerd, since I am the most popular girl in my grade. But this dude in my class is called a nerd 24-7. He doesn't have glasses or braces or anything. He's just smart. And when someone calls you a nerd, they're just calling you smart. Think of it that way. When they call you a nerd, say "Thank you for calling me smart. I really appreciate it! Your smart too!" Then maybe they will be nicer to you. Remember, don't offend anybody, even though it's really tempting. Two wrongs don't make a right. Fire and fire just make a larger burn. That's what I always say! Oh, and plus, you don't sound at all like a nerd!


December 19, 2010 at 7:04 PM  
Anonymous Viktoria said...

When they say that just smile and walk away. They will get confused and probably stop it.

January 6, 2011 at 8:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I get straight A's so I guess I'm smart but I go to a good school so everyone knows it's wrong to do that kind of thing.We do these lessons where the 5th through 8th grades teach 1st through 4th graders about bullying and to focus on what they are good at and what makes you special.It's called ophelia (o-feel-e-uh)or something like that.But we still do have me...never thought my best friend could be so mean...But anyway maybe you could get that at your school.

January 12, 2011 at 4:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

be proud to be a nerd
u aren't a nerd people are just dumb that what i always say

January 14, 2011 at 1:28 PM  
Anonymous Roc Royal Wifey said...

Hi,actually braces,in my option,are really cute and I have MANY friends who support that idea and actually WANT them(including me..!) so you're lucky..! ^_^

February 6, 2011 at 4:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

tell them: "Well are you the all-time authority?"
that's definitely gonna put them in their place. I get straight A's, im going for straight A+'s, im on the Scholastic Bowl (kinda like Olympics for smart people), and im trying to memorize the Constitution, believe it or not. just because you have braces does NOT mean your a nerd. try getting your favorite sport's team's colors as your rubber bands on your braces. just cuz u hav braces dont mean ur a nerd. im a nerd, if anything. i hav like, no friends, except my 2 awesome ones, get picked on 24/7, hav braces, AND glasses. u could even get pink or blue or purple as ur rubber band colors to show them your inner girl. wear a pretty skirt, wear an aeropastale tee, strut those awesome high heels! show them you have a passion for fashion, girl!

ps: nerds are what i used to be in fourth grade. i answered every question and no1 could understand my vocabulary.

February 7, 2011 at 9:38 PM  
Anonymous steph said...

Well in my class the teacher says I am the smartest kid in the class but I never brag so all the other girls think I am bragging. so I guess the girls are just bragging for you !:)

March 17, 2011 at 10:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

most ppl probably a r saying u are a nerd because they are jealous of ur grades and how good a student u r too. those kids probably have like F and D's like my friend at my skool and she is always asking for help or "can i copy ur paper" because she knows that i get good grades and i am smart but i just ignore it when she starts bulling me about it. try ignoring it and if u feel brave enough stand up to them and say i am not a nerd!!!!!!

March 23, 2011 at 9:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

a lot of my friends and i are in a magnet program at school. we applied and tested into the program, and take advanced classes. everyone in the program is really smart and has to keep really good grades to stay in, so we've been dubbed "Humanidorks" (its a humanities program). we take pride in our name! being called a dork, nerd, or anything else just means that soemone is recogninzing that you're smart. smart is a good thing- don't ever forget that!!!

May 4, 2011 at 7:26 PM  
Anonymous cuti2 said...

Trini dont you worry, people bother me to becuz i know a lot and my teacher says im the smartest kid in class.But nerds rule and i have a shirt to prove it. Its pink with a pink penguin holding a ruler and wearing glasses.

March 9, 2012 at 7:49 PM  
Anonymous ParvatiPatil said...

I think its best if you take it as a compliment.. They're just saying that you are smart, witty and sharp.
Everyone calls me a nerd and i just say "Thanks!"...

March 6, 2013 at 9:47 PM  

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