Hey M Girls!
We have a BRAND NEW spin on the daily advice column on mmm-mag.com. Each day at 8:00 PM/EST we'll post a reader question and have our M Girl answer it!! Today, we're talking being an only child -- and feelings lonely!!
M Reader amendonsa asked:
I'm an only child -- and a lonely child. I don't really have any friends and I feel like nobody likes me. People also tend to tease me. I know I need self-confidence, but I don't know how to get it!
And M Girl's answer is:
"Being an only child can get lonely, but there's a bright side to everything. You don't have to share a bedroom, or share your clothes, and you never have to get grounded when your sibling tattles on you! So don't think that you're totally missing out. Being an only child and having siblings both have perks -- and annoyances! And since you can't change the fact that you're an only child, look at the bigger picture to figure out what you can do to feel better about the whole situation. I think you should totally join a team or club at school. Do you like softball? Tennis? Even if you don't have a specific interest, this could be the perfect time to learn. Another thing you could do when the summer hits is go to camp! That's a great place to meet new people just like yourself. If people are making fun or you, it's probably because they don't know you and are making assumptions that aren't true at all. Once they get to know the real you, you'll be super-happy with the results! They'll love you as a BFF for the real friend that you are. Don't be nervous about starting something new. It may make you jittery at first, but in the long run you'll be so happy that you did it! You go, girl!"
Don't forget to check back here tomorrow for more advice. And if you've got a question you want M Girl to help with click here to submit it!