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My parents switched my school. I am so nervous!

Hey Disha! Guess what? My mumma and papa dropped a bombshell – they’re switching my school!  I’m kinda freaking out about starting over in a new place. Got any tips to help me survive this? Sana, 16

Hey there, drama queen! So, I heard that your parents pulled a surprise switcheroo on you and now you’re headed to a brand-spanking-new school? Don’t sweat it, I’ve got your back! You may not be aware but I’ve been through my fair share of school shuffles, and trust me, it’s not as scary as it seems. Let me drop some wisdom bombs to help you easily navigate this new adventure.

First off, take a deep breath. Inhale… exhale… feel better already? Good! Now let’s tackle this one step at a time.

Embrace the change 

Alright, so maybe the idea of switching schools feels like being thrown into the deep end of a pool without floaties. But hey, change can be a good thing! Think of it as a fresh start, a chance to reinvent yourself and explore new opportunities. Who knows, you might discover hidden talents or make lifelong friends you never knew existed!

So, you’re stepping into uncharted territory – exciting, right? Sure, it’s normal to feel a bit nervous about the unknown, but trust me, the best adventures happen when you step out of your comfort zone. Embrace the unfamiliar with open arms and a sprinkle of curiosity. Join clubs, try out for sports teams, heck, even sign up for that quirky after-school activity you’ve always been curious about. You never know what amazing experiences await!

Friendship 101 

Ah, making new friends – it’s like navigating a maze blindfolded, isn’t it? But fear not, amigo! Making pals at a new school is easier than you think. Flash that winning smile, strike up conversations with your classmates and be your awesome self. Remember, everyone’s in the same boat, so don’t be afraid to reach out and make connections. And hey, if you’re feeling a bit lost, look out for fellow newbies like yourself – they’re probably just as eager to make friends as you are!

Find your way around 

Maybe the thought of getting lost in the hallways is giving you the heebie-jeebies. But worry not, my bro! Most schools have orientation sessions or guided tours for new students, so take advantage of these opportunities to familiarize yourself with your new stomping grounds. And hey, if you ever find yourself wandering aimlessly, just remember: asking for directions is not a sign of weakness, it’s a sign of being proactive!

Stay connected 

Just because you’re switching schools doesn’t mean you have to bid farewell to your old buddies. Keep in touch with your old pals – shoot them a text, hop on a video call, or make plans to hang out on the weekends. And hey, who knows, maybe you’ll even introduce your old gang to your new squad and form one big happy friend family!

Be your amazing self

Last but not least, remember this: you are awesome, you are capable, and you’ve got this! Embrace your uniqueness, flaunt your quirks, and don’t be afraid to let your true colors shine. You’re about to embark on an epic journey filled with endless possibilities, so strap in, hold on tight, and get ready to conquer the world, one school day at a time!

So there you have it – my ultimate guide to thriving at a new school. Just remember, I’ve got your back every step of the way. And if ever you need a pep talk, a shoulder to lean on, or just someone to share your latest school shenanigans with, your big sister Disha is only a text away. Now go out there and show ’em what you’re made of, superstar!

#AskDisha is an advice column run by the editorial team at TeenBook India. The advice given in the columns is science-based but general in nature. Parents and adolescents should seek help from a professional or expert for specific concerns or issues.

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