3 Tips to Overcoming the Cliques, Zits, and Friendships of High School
Whether you are an incoming freshman, or a well-seasoned parent, everyone at one point in his or her life was scared of high school! For the freshmen and the nervous parents, HAVE NO FEAR, we at Miller’s have 3 tips to help you succeed.
For the 8th grade student who is nervous to move on to high school, please don’t worry. We have all been there. Most of your friends are scared too, and the "popular" kids in your grade who say they aren’t scared are lying. The most important thing to remember is to be you. There is no one in this world, not even your girlfriend or boyfriend of 4 days, who knows you better than you. Making yourself happy, and being yourself, will guide you to ultimate success.
TRY New Things
This is a crucial time to explore what you like, dislike, and love, so being honest with yourself will get you through in one piece. Never lose sight of the great young individual your parents helped you become. Spend your time listening in class, trying new clubs, and making new friends at lunch. 9TH grade is a blank canvas, an opportunity to try anything, so take advantage of it. Join a school play, tryout for the football team, talk to the neighbor with the locker next to you. You will find out what makes you happy, but you will NEVER regret putting yourself out there. Who knows, you might meet your future best friend!
REMEMBER Why You’re There
High School is a time to take the world by storm. It will be full of events, memories, and some of your greatest times, but never forget why you’re there. You are in high school to get an amazing education. There will be times when you want to ditch class, skip homework, and mouth-off to someone who has a different opinion than you, but you are more than those habits. You are here to do your best, better yourself, and to make mom and dad proud. Make sure to study, study, study, but leave room for fun along the way too.
FOR The Parents
Parents. As you recall in your day, moving to high school is a big step. Mom was crying, dad was worrying, and grandma was telling for you to tidy up your appearance. Everyone is freaking out! But you need to remember that this is a time for your child. This isn’t about anyone but your kid, and you need to be his or her support along the way. There will be tears, there will be failed homework, there will be heartbreaks; but high school is a LEARNING process. Your son or daughter will look to you for help! So remember, let them make mistakes, but always be there with advice and a big hug. No matter how big they get, they will always be your children.