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Problem with a friend.


I think you should move away from your friend in skating class. If she comes closer, you should talk to her after class. Tell her you can talk any other time, except when the teacher is talking. Tell her that you are trying to learn. If this doesn't work, try talking to your parents and have them help you make things work.


In soccer, my friend always tries to distract me, too. What I do is tap her on the shoulder and point to the coach (that means be quiet and listen). We came up with this sign language when we discussed how I felt before one of our classes. We agreed to talk before and after class, when we could at school, and on the phone.


I think you should talk to your friend about this problem when you are just skating for fun. After all, you are friends, so don't be afraid to tell her how you feel. If that doesn't work, have her over ' some time to talk about this problem If that doesn't work, tell the teacher.


You could ask your friend to please not talk to you until the end of class. Make sure she knows that it is not because you don't like her; it is just because you want to listen and learn. If that doesn't work, ask your teacher privately to let you sit right by him or her and not by your friend.


In tennis, I have a friend who talks to me when our teacher is talking. I have told her that we can talk whenever we want to, so please don't talk to me right now. I have told her that in our class, it is important for me to learn.


Dear Kids:

I have a problem with a friend When I am in ice skating class, she always talks to me when the teacher is talking. I like her, but I want to learn, too. What can I do?
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Title Annotation:children offer solutions to situation
Publication:U.S. Kids
Date:Jan 1, 1998
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