you think about yourself is what really matters, not the opinions
You can't please everyone all the time, but you
can be the best person you can be. At the end of
the day, that is what really matters.
popular is all a state of mind.
Focus on being the kind of person YOU
want to be friends with - someone who is kind
and caring, and who is
generous to family and friends
. People will want to spend time with you. That is how you
make and keep plenty of friends.
independent! Learn how to enjoy time without your friends.
Hang out with your parents,
sisters and brothers.
They can be fun, too!
Fly solo sometimes. You'll find yourself
to be good company.
your friends. Don't necessarily let them pick you.
Find loyal friends who care
about you and what happens to you.
Choose friends who share your
values. You can work together to stay on the road
to success and help each other from getting involved in the
a list and check it twice!
Write a list of
all the strengths you
have. Include your skills, abilities,
and personality characteristics
-everything that you can think of. Try to come up with between
10 and 20 great things about yourself.
Keep this list by your bed or carry
it with you. Keep adding accomplishments about
your school and after-school activities, even the compliment
you received for the tasty snack you made for you and your
Look at the growing list
when you aren't feeling great about yourself.
It's not about being "perfect." Don't worry
about being the skinniest, prettiest, smartest and most athletic.
Instead, focus on being the best
you can be. Enjoy your successes no
matter how big or small!
Special tips from Sylvia Rimm,
From her book See Jane Win for Girls