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Got burning advice questions about boys, friends, school and more? Blog Girl is here for you! Every week, we take questions from YOU, our lovely readers, and choose questions at random to answer right here. If you need advice about anything, or you even have a question about some celeb gossip you’ve heard, please leave your questions in the comments below.
Let’s get to this week’s great questions!
twiheart123 wrote, “My BFF is really sweet, but she can be bossy, too. Today we were running at recess and she stepped on the back of my boots and made me trip. She made me get a long hole in my fave jeans. She said sorry, but it looked like she didn’t care and just wanted me to get over it. What should I do?”
Hey twiheart123, I’m sorry about your favorite jeans. What a bummer. But it sounds like it was definitely an accident, however, your friend probably could have handled it better. She might not realize how much you really love those jeans. You might want to let this slide, unless she often acts like she doesn’t respect you or your things. Let her know that you feel disrespected and let her fix things. She might not even realize she’s being bossy or disrespectful. Good luck!
panda_forever123 wrote, “I liked this guy, but we got into a fight. Now it’s over, but we’re not that close anymore. How can I fix that?”
Hi panda_forever123! Just talk to him. You can even start off by saying, “I feel like it’s been forever since we’ve talked. What’s new with you?” Make the first step toward becoming close again and I bet he’ll be up for it. Make sure to say hi in the hallways or offer to share some food with him at lunch — anything that lets him know you’re not mad at him anymore. Good luck!
alex590 wrote, “My school talent show is coming up, and I want to sing. Not a lot of people like Justin Bieber, so that’s out. There are younger kids there, so it has to be a song without swear words. I want a song to sing that’s popular and pop. Can you tell me some good song choices?”
Hi alex590! How about Katy Perry’s “Firework” or Selena Gomez’ new song, “Who Says” or even an older Selena hit like “Naturally.” You don’t even have to do a girl’s song. Some of the best covers are girls putting a different spin on a guy’s song. Maybe “Grenade” by Bruno Mars or something else that’s playing on pop radio. Just turn on your favorite radio station and get inspired! Have fun!
Lamplight24 wrote, “I feel that my friends and I are all growing apart. We all used to be so tight, but now since middle school, we have been going our separate ways. I don’t want to lose them. What should I do?”
Hey Lamplight24. I’m sorry, that’s a bummer. And it’s just a natural part of life, but you guys can still be friends and always have each other. You should all find a time once every couple weeks or so that is YOUR time, and you guys can spend an afternoon or evening together. It could be like a regular friend ritual. You can also make sure to be friendly with all of their new friends, too, so you can still be part of the larger crowd. Also, don’t be afraid to open your eyes to new friends you might not realize are out there for you, too. The fun thing about school is that there’s always an opportunity to add more friends to your posse! Good luck!
Our special guest this week is…
Hayley Kiyoko from Wizards of Waverly Place and the upcoming Disney Channel movie, Lemonade Mouth!
JustessLynn wrote, “There is a guy in my class who I really like, but when he sits next to me and talks, I get really nervous! Is there some way I can talk to him without freaking out?”
Hayley says: “If I like someone, I don’t speak to them — I run away. I remember one time I was at the mall and a guy I liked walked by, and I literally ran behind a clothing rack. I didn’t want him to see me, and I hid behind a clothing rack — that’s why I’m single. Is there a way to not freak out? No. But I think you should talk to him. I think a lot of times, girls just don’t speak to the guys, and then when they wait too long. It doesn’t hurt to at least be friends with them. I think being friends is the first step, but, you know, it’s always kind of hard. You know what, freak out with your girl friends, and when you’re with him, he’ll think it’s cute. He’ll be flattered that you like him.”
LoveEmWatson wrote, “One of my friends has a crush on a guy and she can’t stop talking about it. It has become so annoying, but I don’t want to hurt her feelings when I tell her to stop. What should I do?”
Hayley says: “If she’s your girl friend, you can be like, “Look, I’m so excited for you, but sometimes I feel like all you do is talk about him. I miss the friendship we had when we got to hang out and it wasn’t always, ‘Jake, Jake Jake!’ or ‘Josh, Josh, Josh!’ I think she’ll understand, and if she doesn’t, she just needs some time. But she will understand, because you can switch the scenario. If you were going up to her and being like, ‘Josh, Josh, Josh, Josh, Josh…’ that would be annoying to her, too.”
NikkiBieber4212 wrote, “Today a guy told me he likes me and asked me out.But the thing is,I don’t feel the same way about him.He is a very nice person and one of my best guy friends and I don’t want to hurt him by saying no.I’m afraid that if I do,he might not want to be my friend anymore.I don’t want to lose him.How do I let him down gently?”
Hayley says: “I think the best thing is to sit him down and be like, ‘Look, I really value our friendship, but I don’t see you in that light and I really want to be friends with you.’ I think being straightforward is the best thing to do, because you know what, it is going to be hard either way. It’s not an easy thing, and in life, that’s just going to be something you have to deal with. But hopefully, hopefully he’ll like you enough to just stay friends with you.”
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