Q: I want to go to the movies with my friends, but my mom says no. How do I convince her to let me go?
A: Well first, ask your mom why she does not want you to go. Have you done anything recently that has upset her? Talk to her about it if so. To ensure that you get to go, talk to your mom about the importance of going out with your friends to the movies. Talk about how big the movie is and how you just need some time with your friends.
Q: How do I survive high school and their expectations? (ex: homework, studies,extra curricular activities)
A: High school is quite the rollercoaster. I am a junior and 11th grade is by far the most stressful year. In order to survive high school, you must enter it willing to take on any challenge. Grades and extra curriculars are most important. If you can maintain an A or B average, then you are on the right track. However, this is not all colleges care about. It wouldnt hurt to do some volunteer work or at least get into an after school program of your liking. I am in a poetry program called Writer's Collective and I go every friday from 4pm - 6pm. Besides school work, there is a lot of drama that high school brings. Make sure to befriend people that are good for you and have your back. If you are struggling in a subject, always either ask a close friend to tutor you or the teacher to help you understand. There's nothing wrong with asking for help.