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Top 10 Ways to Stop the Drama
photo by zalouk webdesign

You are going to love this! Ready? Here are… DRUMROLL…

iTwixie’s Top 10 Ways to Stop the Drama:

10. Help Others. When we help others it helps us feel thankful for all we have.

9.  Calm yourself down before talking through a disagreement or something emotional with your friends.

8. When you hear gossip, don’t repeat it.

7. Follow this rule of thumb: If she’s gossiping about someone else, she’s gossiping about you; don’t tell her stuff.

6. Give your opinion then listen. If your BFF still struggles with what to do,  keep listening. Don’t argue. She’s just trying to figure it out.

5. Listen and Lock It: when your BFF tells you something, keep it to yourself.

4. If you see gossip online or on social media sites, don’t share it, don’t forward it, just delete it. And always tell an adult if it’s harmful about someone. Adults cannot help if they don’t know.

3. Remind yourself: we’re just kids. We are not perfect. It’s ok to mess up. Apologize and move on. Learn and grow from it.

2. When gossip starts, walk away or change the subject.

1. Find drama-free friends – seriously – this works.

Whatchya think? Are girls all about drama? Got any tips to add? Do you like these? Tell us in the comments section below:

(Photo Credit: zalouk webdesign)

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Top 5 Phone Rules for Girls
photo by moriza

We asked a bunch of girls what they thought, and they said that they didn’t like it when their BFF gets on her phone when they’re hanging out. But whenever someone takes out her phone, everyone else will take out theirs, too. Next thing you know, no one’s talking. Everyone’s looking down.

Do you like that? Do you do that? What do you wish would happen instead?

We worked with girls between the ages of 8 and 16 to come up with this great list of how to have fun with your BFFs AND your phones. Check it out and tell us what you think!

Top 5 Phone Rules for Girls:

5. Say, “Excuse me,” when you use your phone in a group. It makes everyone feel like you’d rather be with them than on your phone.

4. Share pictures you take with your phone with friends nearby. That way, everyone gets to have fun.

3. Leave your phone in your backpack when you’re hanging out with your BFF. If you are waiting to hear about something, just place your phone, face down, on a table nearby, so you’re not tempted to look.

2. Be that girl who doesn’t hang out on her phone at a party. Even if your friends start texting you, just keep your phone hidden. Say hi to people. Introduce your friends to each other. If someone at the party texts you, text them after the party is over and apologize for missing them, but that you were having a great time, so you missed the text. Your friends will catch on. And they’ll be happier about it, too.

1. Get a friend to leave her phone hidden, too. So maybe you don’t want to try this all alone. No big! Ask your BFF to put her phone away, too. She’ll probably be so happy you did! If everyone’s wishing that everyone would be on the phone less, maybe all it’s gonna take is for you and your BFF to agree to start hanging out together more and spending less time on the phone… pretty simple. But it might just work!

Pretty brilliant, right? Whatchya think?
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(Photo Credit: moriza)


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Bully Test
by MissBlackflag

We all want bullying to stop. Right?

So one way to help it stop is to figure out how we can stop bullying others, too.

See, it’s true. Once in a while, we all can become the bully. See for yourself. See if you say yes to any of these questions:

Take a look at these questions and check all that apply:

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Surprising, yes? Well, if you said yes to any of these questions, you are like most of us. We aren’t perfect! Sometimes, even the nicest peeps can be unkind. The important thing is to stop now, and think about other ways you can choose to treat others.

If you answered yes to more than half of these questions, take some time today and talk to an adult you trust to come up with better ways to treat others.

Remember: try and respect each other, be kind and speak up if you see anyone around you treating another in an unkind way. We don’t all have to be best friends. But we do need to be kind and to respect each other.

Together, we can put a stop to bullying.
(Photo Credit: MissBlackflag)
(Special thanks to the Palo Alto Medical Foundation and Girlshealth.gov)


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