Showing posts with label self confidence. Show all posts
Showing posts with label self confidence. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving! #Thanksgiving, #tweens, #tweenblogs #givethanks

Hello there girls! I hope you all are enjoying your time off for the Thanksgiving holiday! There is so much to be thankful for *food *shelter *clothes *parents *good grades *books *friends *music and most of all "You"! Be thankful that you are a STAR!!!!
Have a blast! Marie

Thursday, June 6, 2013

"I know who I am!" #selfimage, #obesity,#exercise, #fitness,#selfesteem #littlemix

Good health this Summer~ Do you like the music of Little Mix? Yes! They are cool and smart.Smart girls listen to their inner heart. Some girls are skinny. Others are mid-size. There are girls who may be overweight. Let's look at what is really important! It is important to have a healthy body....Unless you have developed an illness. (That cannot be predicted all of the time) If bad food is being put into the body, there may be a chance that the body will not have enough good nutrition. This is why your parents, family, friends, and teachers talk about good health. It is the most important thing that a girl can do for herself. It is not a good idea to try and look like celebrities or models in the magazines. Keep it real. Nobody looks better that YOU! Good food comes from a plant. Your parents can decide which foods are good for your growth. Believing in you, Marie

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Charming Victoria ~ #cartwheels,#bracelets,#shortstories,#

Victoria is in sixth grade and loves recess at the middle school that she attends.She and Malanie would rush to put their books in their back packs so that they could go outside.Victoria and her group of friends loved to do cartwheels and flips.All of the girls in the group practiced these gymnastic moves for the last two weeks.Victoria had a dress on today. She got a hall pass from the teacher and went to go to the bathroom to put her shorts on. While giving the hall pass to the teacher and putting her backpack on the bench,Victoria noticed that the girls were doing a new gymnastic move.Victoria asked Melanie if she knew the name of the new move.She said,"hand stand".Victoria had never tried to do the hand stand before. She agreed to try and two other girls held her up,but she kept falling over.Victoria kept practicing the hand stand against a brick wall. The other girls, (including Melanie) had no problems doing the move without leaning against the wall. Victoria took a break and walked over to the bench and drank a couple of sips from her bottle of water. She called for Melanie to come over and sit with her.Melanie turned away and was trying to make her hand stand even better. Victoria felt left out and took some candy out of her backpack to eat.The P.E. teacher told the class that sugar was bad for their bodies, but she needed to feel comfort at that moment.Those 4 pieces of peppermint really did not help the situation after all, Victoria thought to herself. Some of the girls pointed at her,laughed and asked,"Hey, Victoria! What's up? Why can't you do a little hand stand?" Victoria said nothing.She thought that ignoring the girls was the best thing to do. That night, after studying for her Math test, Victoria asked her mother if she ever felt like a loser.Her mother poured a glass of grape juice and sat down.She told Victoria that there were many times in her life that she felt that she had failed at something.Her mother told her that she should not listen to every thought that comes into her head.Victoria told her about what happened during recess. Her mom said: "Victoria, everybody does not have the same talents and abilities.All that you can do is your best.Concentrate on your skills....Math,Science,great smile,organized,playing the clarinet,care about your health, and you polish nails better than anybody that I know! You are a charming Rock Star!" Victoria smile and life was better. During Math class the next morning, the teacher told the class that only 8 students passed the test.The Math teacher passed the papers out and Victoria was nervous.Then she turned the test over and saw that she had made a 92%. "Oh yeah!" Victoria said. Her heart was doing a hand stand.She was happy and wanted to rush home to tell her mom and dad. Victoria walked home and put her backpack on the kitchen floor.Her mom was not home yet. She noticed a note and a bracelet on the kitchen counter. The note read: "I'm so proud of you for passing that Math test!This sweet charm bracelet is for my charming daughter!Think about eating 1 piece of candy instead of a handful next time...Kisses, Mom." Victoria wondered how moms know EVERYTHING! She loved the charm bracelet and put it on her wrist.Then she went onto the patio and turned cartwheels after calling some new friends that she made at recess that day. Do your best and forget the rest, Marie :0

Friday, February 22, 2013

Tween Queen ~ #tweens, #tweengirls,#tshirts,#girls,#tweenfashion

Happy Friday girls! Keep that head up and don't forget to read the girl stories on this blog. This is your blog!The stories are on the lower right sidebar. Stay sweet, Marie Brewer

Thursday, January 31, 2013

cutting ~ #booksforgirls,#cutting,#selfmutilation,#tweenblogging,#middleschool,#

Hi girls! Let's talk about cutting.This is not cutting paper,tape,cloth, or a string.This cutting deals with cutting yourself with a sharp instrument.Why would anyone do such a thing? Sometime it is because they fell sad or worthless. It may be because they are having problems with their parents,friends,or issues with school. If you know someone who "cuts", please tell them that there is help out there.There are nurses,counselors,books, and family who can bring them out of the dark and into the light!Tell them to take that step forward! Marie Brewer

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

communicate ~ #communication,#tweens,#tweengirls,#selfesteem

Hi girls! Tell someone how you really feel today! Some examples: ~ if you don't like her shirt, if you are asked you opinion...then say "not so much!" ~ if you don't like pizza and cheeseburgers... then say' "No, thanks!" ~ if your friend has the flu and wants you to come to her house...say "I'm sorry, but something has come up and I can't make it this evening." ~ if you fall down flat on your face at school in front of everybody... say, "Oh, get a grip!If you had an ounce of kindness,you would be helping me pick these books up!" ~ if you want to take karate classes instead of ballet... then tell them! They may understand and agree with you! Tell it!... if you don't, who will? Marie

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Rebecca ~ #marijuana,#drugs,#hotchocolate,#peerpressure,

It was snowing today in Iowa where Rebecca and Felicia lived with their parents. Felicia was in tenth grade and Rebecca has always looked up to her.They always had fun playing games,shopping,cooking,taking pictures,singing and other fun stuff. Rebecca walked home holding her owls umbrella and kicked a popsicle stick off of the sidewalk with her uggs."Who eats a popsicle in this cold weather?",Rebecca thought. She thought that she may make some hot chocolate after dinner and sip on it while she finished her English homework.Marshmellows on the top of the hot chocolate and a dash of cinnamon would be a great added touch. Rebecca loved school and was in seventh grade this year.Yeah, school was cool and she made A's and B's in her classes.Her parents told her that they were very proud of her!The only thing was ...there was something that was really bugging Rebecca. She was keeping a secret from her parents and she was not happy about it! OMG...she was stressing! It all began on the first Friday after the New Year started.Rebecca's parents went out to a movie that night.They asked Felicia to stay at home with Rebecca until they got back home.Felecia said,"Fine." Felicia wanted to go out with some friends,but it was okay with her.When their parents left,Felicia decided to invited 3 of her friends over to hang out at their home.There were 2 girls and 1 boy and Rebecca had met them before.Rebecca twirled around and sang: "I get to sing with the teens tonight...Yeahhh, it will be all riiiight..." Felicia told her that she was "Silly Becca". Well, Felicia could not decide whether to pop some popcorn or order out for pizza. So, she did both.The friends came by and they all watched a movie,talked,ate,and listened to music. Rebecca was tired and went to bed early. Felicia asked Rebecca to take her backpack upstairs and put it on her bed.Rebecca said that she would. About thirty minutes later,Rebecca had showered and changed into her pj's.She was brushing her teeth when she thought: "Oh, wow!I forgot to get Felicia's backpack!".Rebecca rinsed her mouth and headed down the stairway while brushing her hair.She got about halfway down the steps when she saw one of Felicia's friends trying to give her a marijuana cigarette.She overheard her sister tell her guy friend,"no! I don't smoke ... and I don't do drugs !!" He was telling her to try it..."just one time." Rebecca ducked down and sat on one of the steps of the stairs while Felicia continued to argue with her friend. "What is going on?",Rebecca thought. Finally, Felicia's friend slipped the marijuana into Felicia's backpack.He told her that she could smoke it at another time.Rebecca's heart was beating so fast! Then,Rebecca dropped her brush and Felicia turned around. She asked her sister why she wasn't in bed yet. Rebecca calmed herself down and in a tiny voice said, "I forgot to bring your backpack up..." Felicia said, " shew! go to bed, I'll bring it up! Nite Becca!" Rebecca flew up those stairs.She couldn't believe what had just happened!Should she talk to Felicia about it? Should she tell her parents? Fiddle sticks! This was bad!Rebecca was so freaked out that she could only sleep after hearing that her parents had made it home a few minutes later. Days passed and Felicia did not say a word to Rebecca about that night. Now,Rebecca had arrived home.She unlocked the door and closed her owl umbrella after shaking the snow off of it. At seven o'clock,everyone sat down to dinner.Grilled chicken,sweet potatoes, and spinach was on the table.Rebecca was silent during dinner and her mom asked what was wrong. She said that it was nothing.Rebecca glanced at Felicia,got up from the table and put her dish away. Rebecca asked her mom,"Where's the large pot? I'm going to make some hot chocolate."A few minutes later,the chocolate was ready and Rebecca poured it into a mug.She finished the last page of her homework while sipping on the yummy drink...It made her feel good good that she knew that she had to get the truth out of her brain.Rebecca pulled her mom into the laundry room and told her EVERYTHING about the marijuana. Her mom said that she would take care of it and hugged Rebecca so tight. Rebecca knew that the had done the right thing...and she felt so much better! Set your truth free...Marie

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

New Day for Emma Sue ~ #childhoodobesity, #tweens,#tweenblogs,#selfesteem,#writing,#journalwriting,#healthy,

(from Justice) This was a new year and Emma Sue wanted to lose some weight.She is 40 pounds overweight and she does not like it. Emma Sue's parents have been trying to buy and prepare healthy foods.They told Emma Sue that she would need to stop eating foods that are high in calories and bad for her body.Pizza,fried chicken,cheese burgers,pasta,soda,cookies,pies,cakes,candy, and ice cream were off of the menu.Instead of these foods,Emma Sue would eat healthy meals and snacks. After searching on the internet and reading articles on weight loss, Emma Sue's parents had a plan.They would make turkey burgers instead of regular cheese burgers.Greek yogurt would be substituted for ice cream and the skinless chicken would be baked or grilled. Emma Sue was willing to eat less sugar and agreed to eat smaller meals.Her parents wanted this new lifestyle to be a family task.Emma Sue's mother began to shop for organic fruits,vegetables,and bought almond milk instead of cow's milk.She read the labels of the grocery items that she purchased.Sometimes Emma Sue would look at the label of a box of cereal...there were long words that she could not pronounce! The family had to watch the salt and sugar that they put into their bodies,so they bought a lot of fresh food instead of boxed foods.Emma Sue's mom taught her how to make kale with olive oil,garlic,vinegar,vegetable broth, and a pinch of nutmeg.For snacks, Emma Sue ate apples,greek yogurt,berries,nut,whole wheat crackers, and sunflower butter. Instead of snickers or other candy,she chose to eat a small piece of dark chocolate.She was happy to learn how to cook her own food. Exercise had to be added to their daily routines.Emma Sue's dad made up an exercise schedule for the whole family. They would exercise for one hour a day, seven days a week!Emma's parents woke up early before work and walked outside or used the treadmill before work. Emma Sue walked or ran with some friends after school.Sometimes Emma would run up and down the stairs/bleachers at the school.On the weekends, the family went to their backyard,the park,or the YMCA to play games and work out.She got better at exercising everyday! Her parents encouraged her and she wanted to play outdoor games without breathing so hard.There were kids who laughed at her at school and on the school bus.Emma Sue hated it.She wanted to fit in and have good times with the other kids.Yes, Emma Sue would show them! She would not give up on herself! In a couple of weeks, Emma Sue and her family began to see great changes in their bodies.They had more energy and Emma Sue's acne started to clear up! Her mom lost 6 pounds and her father lost 12 pounds in 5 weeks.Emma Sue lost 9 pounds in the first month.She was so happy in the months to come!She looked in the mirror and saw a nice girl with new energy and a healthy body. On that day, Emma Sue decided that she would never go back to eating foods that were filled with saturated fat and sugar. One evening in March, Emma Sue got on the school bus.A boy that was in a seat behind her yelled,"Hey!Emma Sue, how did you lose so much weight?" Emma Sue turned around, and said,"I just stopped eating the food that makes YOU stand up and ask crazy questions!" Yes, it was a new day for Emma Sue.She is a Power Girl! find your kindness, Marie

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Happy Sunday! #love, #selfimage, #selfconfidence,#selfesteem #tweenblogs

Hi girls, Have a happy Sunday and enjoy the day! Know that you are one of kind. You are loved! Yes, you are! You have so much to give to others... good thoughts, Marie

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Your light ~ #inspiration,#kindness,#tweenblogs,#tweengirls,#

Do something kind today: *hold a door open for someone *tell your teacher that he/she looks nice *tell your parents that you love them *say "excuse me" and "thank you" when necessary Kind acts make your light shine! Girls rock! ~~ Marie

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Speak up Samantha! #tweenblogs, #selfesteem,#friendship,#tweenblogs,#selfconfidence,#tweengirls,#

Samantha's bff is Tanisha.Samantha and Tanisha grew up in the same apartment complex.They became friends in kindergarten and played together at the YMCA after school program.The birthday parties and swimming pool parties were always a blast!Tanisha used to love playing with Barbie dolls and singing as she listened to Beyonce and Taylor Swift.They wrote about their favorite books and games in their personal journals.Tanisha and Samantha liked going on the fastest rides in the amusement park.After the amusement park,the girls would go and get strawberry and chocolate ice cream cones.Those were fun days for the girls. Now the girls are in 6th grade.Tanisha plays on a soccer team and Samantha doesn't.Samantha wanted to play but her parents did not have anyone to pick her up after practice.This made Samantaha sad. Meanwhile,Tanisha made new friends on the soccer team and had fun playing at the games.The soccer coach told Tanisha that she was doing a great job. Tanisha was usually tired after soccer practice and fell behind in her homework assignments.Samantha was making good grades in all of her subjects.One Tanisha's teachers gave her a 69 on an English worksheet.She started asking Samantha if she could copy homework assignments from her.Samantha said,"ok".'That's what friends do',thought Samantha.She felt good about helping her friend. A teacher noticed that the two girls had the same answers on their classwork so Tanisha stopped copying the homework.Tanisha stopped talking to Samantha and began hanging out with her soccer friends.Samantha missed her friend but didn't say anything to her. Two weeks passed.Tanisha didn't eat lunch with Samantha anymore.Instead she ate with the soccer girl and some of the other popular girls.Samantha had not talked to her friend for days. Then on Wednesday Tanisha called.She had a favor to ask of Samantha.Tanisha had asked Samantha to bring her backpack to the soccer field after school. Samantha agreed and carried Tanisha's backpack to her each day that she had soccer practice. Because of this,Samantha would have to run to get a seat on her school bus after school.This went on for a week until Samantha's mom found out. On Saturday, Samantha asked Tanisha if she wanted to go to the mall with her.Tanisha said she would go. They were to leave at 3 pm,but Tanisha never showed up.Samantha called her cell,but there was no answer.Samantha and her cousin went to the mall anyway. They walked and looked at jewelry,cd's,clothes,and tried on some shoes.Samantha walked out of the shoe store and saw Tahisha and her friends standing outside of Macy's.One of Tanisha's new friends made eye contact with Samantha.The girl slung her long brown hair and turned her back to her. Samantha's feelings were hurt and she wondered if she had lost her best friend.Samantha didn't like the way that Tanisha was treating her.There was an ice cream stand in the mall.Samantha's cousin wanted to cheer her up,so they bought strawberry and chocolate ice cream.The strawberry ice cream did not taste so good on Samantha's tongue today because her heart was smashing... igg! It was like a part of her body being burned by a candle flame...or falling down on a piece of sharp broken glass. It was time for Samantha to think about the situation and find a solution to the problem. Samantha was smart,kind,and a real good friend to Tanisha.Samantha understood that there was absolutely nothing wrong with herself.She knew that she had to do something to throw this experience behind her.That night, Samantha went to her room,listened to music on her mp3 player and fell asleep with her thoughts. Samantha made friends with a new girl in Math class. Her name was Anna. A couple of days later Tanisha walked over to Samantha in the bathroom.They said hello.Tanisha asked if she could borrow her new house slippers to wear to a friend's sleepover that weekend. Samantha knew her friendship with Tanisha was over at that minute...she realzed that Tanisha was a "user". Samantha smiled and calmly said to Tanisha,"no,my slippers only fit my friends feet." That weekend,Samantha and Anna had a pink slumber party... and yes she let Anna wear her glittery house slippers! What would you do if your best friend stopped talking to you and got another best friend? Do you think Tanisha knew how badly she hurt Samantha's feelings? friends, Marie