Jennette loves to help out her fans. Three new questions were sent in to Popstar and answered by Jennette McCurdy, asking questions such as how to find new friends, dealing with a bully, and how to cope with an older brother who will be moving away.
My family just moved to a new town and even worse, right before I am about to start my freshman year of high school! I don’t know anyone at all and I don’t want it to seem like I’m desperate for friends (even though I kind of am!) What’s the best way to meet new people without making it seem like I’m trying too hard? – Theresa
Instead of seeing this as a challenge, see it as an opportunity! This is a great fresh start for you. Sign up for clubs or extracurricular classes that interest you. Start a new sport or activity. Let friends happen “organically” (I put that word in quotes because it sounds super hipster to me, so I didn’t wanna seem too serious about it. TMI.) If there’s one thing friendships shouldn’t be, it’s forced. Just by being yourself, you’ll attract the kind of people that will naturally be the best fit for friends. Good luck and happy friending! PS – High school is brand new to all freshmen so it’s a great time to make friends!
If you know somebody that’s getting bullied, but don’t know how to stop it, how would you deal with it?
Hi there Dawn,
I realize no one likes to seem like a tattletale, but this is one case where you really need to be one. Tell an adult the situation (leave an anonymouse note if you have to.) Always stand up for the victim, and show the bully that they are not able to get to you. A bully is only as powerful as you let them be.
My big brother is going away to college at the end of the summer and I’m really gonna miss him. How can I make sure we stay close even when he’s far away and makes a whole new set of friends? – Linda
I have three older brothers and two of them are in college right now. I feel for you! Take advantage of email, texting, and even (if not especially) snail mail. You could be pen pals! Take an interest in his new environment and friends, and be a good friend to him, even with the distance. If absence makes the heart grow fonder, distance makes the heart grow bigger :)
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