The BFA News
BFA Special Events
Word of the Day
BFA's "When I was 15"
In the Classroom
"Hey Jude" Advice Column
BFA Career Center
BFA Rebel Cafe
BFA Students' Projects
BFA News Credits
NEW HEADING 1
Dear Mary-Anne: Volume 6
March 11, 2013James F Byrnes Freshman Academy
I just lost my BFF because of a Facebook post and I miss her. What should I do?
P.S. The post wasn’t meant for her.
You should probably write her a letter, send her a text, or try to talk to her in person and explain to her that the post wasn’t about her. She probably won’t believe that at first, until you explain who the post was actually about and why. Tell her she’s your best friend and that you hope she will forgive you. If she’s really your best friend, she will eventually get over it.
My dad was just diagnosed with cancer and they are looking for him to die and this is causing me to fail. Please help me.
-Papa lil girl
Dear Papa lil girl,
Okay, this is obviously a setback; at first it is going to be very hard and you shouldn’t expect much right now. If you explain to your teachers what has happened and that you would like a little extra help, I am sure they will understand. If you aren’t comfortable telling them in person, try to email them because I know that something like that isn’t easy to explain.
Through everything, though, you need to stay strong and show your dad how much he means to you and that you love him. Let him know that his legacy was left behind, and he made a mark that will never be forgotten. You will become stronger as the days go by, and giving that to your father will help.
If you ever need someone to talk to, write down how you’re feeling in a journal or send it to us if you just need someone to read it. (Just label it as “off the record,” and we will not print it.) People are supporting you whether you know that or not.
I’m dating this guy who wants me to do bad things like smoke and drink and I’m afraid. What should I do?
Dear Wiz Khalifa,
If he is trying to get you to do stuff that you don’t agree with, just don’t do it.
You make your own decisions in life, whether those decisions are good ones or bad ones. Nobody should try to make you do stuff that you don’t feel comfortable with, and if they do or try to, then it might just be better for you to leave them because that means that they don’t respect who you truly are.
Those are the kind of people you want to avoid because one day they might convince you to do something that you will regret for the rest of your life.