Tweens making friends

12-year-old boys are in a precarious state during middle school. I had to learn this from my son the hard way--in his writings. Surprisingly, he was one of two children who read their paragraphs in front of the class--both were on difficulties making friends!

How to Make Friends--written by a 7th grader 
            Have you recently moved to a new house and are having trouble making new friends? Well that’s how I (sort of) felt like when I moved from my old house in the neighborhood to my new house in another school district. 

So if you want to make friends, smile, have a positive attitude, and most importantly, be yourself! It’s more than likely someone will notice this and will probably comment about it, if they’re not shy. 

If no one comments, then find someone who is an example of kindness and get involved in a conversation with him or her, and hope that they're as kind as they seem.

If none of the above works, then try to join an extra-curricular activity, like the play or musical, band, jazz band, track, or other school sponsored activities. If you do these things, (and you're not easily embarrassed, like me) then you're sure to become popular (which I've only achieved in my mind)!

dependent on circumstances beyond one's control;uncertain; unstable; insecure: a precarious livelihood.
dependent on the will or pleasure of another; liable to bewithdrawn or lost at the will of another: He held aprecarious tenure under an arbitrary administration.
exposed to or involving danger; dangerous; perilous; risky:the precarious life of an underseas diver.
having insufficient, little, or no foundation: a precariousassumption.

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