The Word – Real Guys Give Advice

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Real guys at Galileo give advice on love, life, & relationships:

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4. Q. I’m new at Galileo and I’m having a hard time making friends. I feel really alone. What can I do?

  • Cheeseburger King: “When I was a freshman, I also had trouble making friends. The best thing that you can do is show people that you are polite or you can meet me, cause I’m always looking for new friends!”
  • Big V.: “I would say that you should slowly talk to people and most of all – you should be yourself.”
  • D Phantom: “Join a club or After School Program.”

*Also check out: “Is This Seat Taken? – Making Friends at School”

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3. Q. I’ve missed a lot of school this semester and my grades are starting to slip. I want to come to school every day, but sometimes I just can’t find the motivation. I end up staying home, sleeping, and playing video games. I know that I can’t keep doing this. Advice?

  • Cheeseburger King: “I had the same problem. You have to ride it out, think of your future and work toward your dream.”
  • Big V.: “Put away your game, go to sleep early and go to school!!! You can also prepare the night before by organizing your backpack, school supplies, and laying out your clothes.”
  • D Phantom: “Get a dog or ask a friend to help you devise a strategy to get to school.”

*Also check out: “What Stresses You Out About School?”

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2. Q. “I really like someone in one of my classes and want to ask them out, but I don’t know what to say – I don’t even know if they like me. What should I do?

  • Cheeseburger King: You should try to get as close to this person as you possibly can and express your feelings. If this person says no, don’t feel bad because everyone is meant to have someone some day.
  • Big V.: Slowly talk about stuff you have in common to the person you like – and most of all, be yourself!
  • D Phantom: Start off by saying “hi” and be yourself.

*Also check out: “Flirting, What Works, What Doesn’t”

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1. Q. “I really love my boyfriend, but he wants to have sex and I’m just not ready. What can I do to let him know how I feel without messing things up between us?” Anonymous

  • Cheeseburger King: Say “Look Honey, as much as I would like to have sex with you, I just don’t feel I’m ready. I hope you understand what I’m trying to say.”
  • Big V: If he loves you, he will understand and he will wait.
  • A: Tell him yes (that you will have sex some day), but only when you’re ready.
  • C.W.B.: Be Honest. Say “No- I don’t want to have sex, so please don’t pressure me.”
  • Mc Hot: Tell him maybe later, but not now.

*Also check out: “Virginity: A Very Personal Decision”

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Profile:

Cheeseburger King

Age: 17

Astrological Sign: Capricorn

What do you like to do for fun? Play video games

Favorite Song: “Candy Rain” by Soul for Real

Goals, Dreams in Life?: I want to be an actor and a rapper. I also want to learn Japanese and one day visit Japan.

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Big V

Age: 14

Astrological Sign: Cancer

What do you like to do for fun? Play basketball, talk with friends, be friendly and be with nature.

Favorite Song: “Endless Love” from The Myth with Jackie Chan

Goals, Dreams in Life?: I want to live in the deep mountains away from civilization with a person who I love.

Personality Type?: Friendly, calm, shy, and sometimes Emo.

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D Phantom

Age: 16

Astrological Sign: Leo

What do you like to do for fun? Sleep, read, act crazy, and talk to friends.

Favorite Song: “Too Bad” by Nickelback

Goals, Dreams in Life?: To go to the bottom of the earth… haha.

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Have an embarrassing health question that you just don’t want to ask your friends or family?

Ask Alice ~

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Didn’t find the answers you were looking for or need a little extra support?

Stop by the Galileo Wellness Center in Room 151 Monday-Friday during lunch or after school (drop-in hours) and we will hook you up with honest answers to your health questions.

We can also help you schedule a confidential appointment with one of our Wellness Counselors.*~

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*Check out the following teen-friendly sites:

www.abovetheinfluence.com

www.bam.gov

www.commonsensemedia.org

www.freevibe.com

www.goaskalice.com

https://kidshealth.org/teen

www.mediafamily.org

www.mypyramid.gov

www.natracare.com

www.plannedparenthood.org/teen-talk

www.sexetc.org

www.thetruth.com

www.youthresource.com

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