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Dear Buffy,


At home, my brother is sometimes rude to me. When he isn’t taking my stuff  we have fun together. When he is mean I am sad. I walk away and after he apologizes he starts being a bully again. What should I do?


From,

The Sad Person



Dear The Sad Person,


You should tell him how you feel and if that doesn’t work tell your parents how you are feeling. When he is starting to be mean just stay “Stop, being a bully to me.” If it still frustrates you, then just talk to someone you trust like a friend. Hope this works.


From,

Buffy



Dear Buffy,

I have sports every night and I can never get my homework done. My practices are always at 5:30 and I get home from school at 4:45. What should I do to get my homework done before I go to practice?

From,
The Practicer

Dear The Practicer,

When you get home you should start your homework and eat dinner. You can do your homework during dinner. Then,  you can get your practice things on at home or you can do it in the car. You could also tell your coach you might be a little late or you could tell him that you need to leave early from practice to get your homework finished. When you get home from practice you should finish your homework and go to bed if you don’t finish it before practice.
I hope this works.

From,
Buffy



Dear Buffy,

I am always tired and late for school. Every morning, I have to get my sisters and me ready for school.  My sisters are annoying and are always messing around. If my sisters are messing around, I have to go around trying to get my sisters to stop. What should I do?                                    

From,
Tired and Late

Dear, Tired and Late

Maybe you could wake up earlier and get ready before your sisters.Then, when your sisters wake up you are ready, you can help them get ready without having to worry about yourself. I know it doesn’t sound fun, but it’s worth it.

Your friend,
Buffy



Dear Buffy,

I need some advice. Every time I go to school I arrive ten minutes after the bell. My mom always wakes me up late. It is the starting of a new school year, and my mom and I do not want to be late once this year. Can you help us reach our goal?

Sincerely,
Tardy Marty


Dear Tardy Marty,

I think I have some advice for you. Ask your mom if you can get your own clock. if she lets you than just ask her how to set the alarm. Then you can wake her up instead of the other way around. I hope this helps.

Your friend,
Buffy



Dear Buffy,
I am having problems with a friend. She keeps being mean to me and when I try to tell her she just storms off.  What should I do?
From,
Bulliedgirl243

Dear Bulliedgirl243,
I think you should try to talk to her again try to solve it.  If she just storms off or starts being mean to you, I think you should get an adult involved so you can solve it with them.  If that doesn’t work, you could find a new girl to be friends with.
From,
Buffy



Dear Buffy,
My friend and I are hanging out with this new girl. But when I hang out with them I feel like the third  wheel. I tried talking to my friend but she doesn’t care. What should I do?
From,
Third Wheel

Dear Third Wheel,
If you already talked to your friend about you feeling like the third wheel, I suggest you talk to the new girl about being the third wheel or talk to both of them at the same time. Let them know how you are feeling and make a suggestion how you guys can fix it. Such as telling  them when you are feeling left out and asking them to please stop.
From,
Buffy


Dear Buffy,

I have horrendous problem. At my house, I always invite my friend over but when he leaves he never cleans up. My dad always makes me clean the mess up! Please help me with my dilemma.

- Mess Maker          


Dear Mess Maker,

I think I have some advice to free up some clutter. How about if 15 minutes before your friend leaves, you ask him to help you clean up. Then you might not have to pick up so much. Hope this solution helps your friend clean up his act.

- Buffy


Dear Buffy,
Everyday at recess I play basketball with my friends. It feels like they are better than me because they make shots that I can’t.

From,
Poor Aimer

Dear Poor Aimer,
All you need is a little practice. You can practice at the park with your parents or friends. Then you can build up your confidence. Don’t call yourself the Poor Aimer because I doubt your aim is really that poor!

From,
Buffy



Dear Buffy,
My friend is ignoring me at recess and lunch and I’m trying to play with her but she keeps playing with other people. What should I do?
                                                      
From,
Sad and Ignored


Dear Sad and Ignored,

This problem happens to a lot of people. I have a little bit of advice for you. Just try to hang out with her at recess and sit with her at lunch. Also you could try to talk to her and tell her that your feelings are hurt. Hopefully she will understand what you are telling her and hang out with you more. If she doesn’t want to hang out with you anymore then I suggest you find some other friends to play with for a while.

From,
Buffy


Dear Buffy,

My friend is always making fun of me when I do something wrong or when I am not good at something and it really makes me sad. I’ve told her that I’m trying my best but she just stood there and laughed. Please help me!!!!

From,
Not good enough

Dear Not good enough,

First talk to her and tell her how it makes you feel when she says those things and why you are sad. She will probably understand and if that does not work, then tell a teacher or find a new best friend.

From,
Buffy



Dear Buffy,


Whenever I am at recess and I have no one to play with. One of my friends runs past me with another friend of her’s. Sometimes I feel like she is just doing it so she can make me jealous. I also think that she is talking behind my back.  What should I do?

Sincerely,  
Desperate for help.


Dear Desperate for Help,
I know what you are going through. My advice is to make new friends and/or tell an adult or someone you trust and tell them what’s happening. Also if you act like you are not hurt or left out she won’t bother you any more. Remember, bullies prey on tears.

Sincerely,
Buffy


Dear Buffy,


I am worried my friends will make fun of me because I am getting glasses soon. I especially don’t want to tell my best friend.  What should I do?


From,
Worried

Dear Worried, 

You don’t need to be worried about your friends making fun of you.  If they are true friends, they will like you the same even with your glasses.  You are not the only person with glasses, lots of people wear glasses.  Look at Martin Luther King for example, he wore glasses and he turned out to be a great guy, his friends liked him.


From,

Buffy

Dear Buffy,

At my house I always spill my drinks, especially when I have special drinks. Our house smells like sour milk because all of my spills, with milk. Sometimes I even spill my drinks on my own food! Please help me with my horrendous problem!

  -The Spiller

Dear The Spiller,

I think I have a solution for you. Maybe you should put some tape on the table, in the shape of a circle. Pretend it is a clock. Try to put your drinks at the 12:00,1:00, or 11:00. Then you won’t spill as much.

- Buffy