Advice to Graduating Eighth Graders

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Advice to Graduating Eighth Graders
Some advice for those who are going to begin one of the most important phases: High School

For many adults, this is quite difficult to do. Your parents, especially, will want to think of you as a little kid with little ideas. Don’t be surprised if your parents call your first steady date “your little girl/boyfriend.” They don’t mean to be insulting. They haven’t gotten used to the fact that you are becoming an adult. Be patient with them. If you are the oldest in the family, you have even more work to do. Just don’t take it personally when you feel demeaned or belittled by adults. They don’t yet understand how complex and mature you have become.
 

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