9.08.2015

Grade 7

Brooke, 
Today you begin grade 7, I cannot believe you are old enough to be a seventh grader, I am so proud of you, you are the best daughter any mom could ever ask for, 
I wanted to share some advice with you 
  • Be kind to everyone

    Smile in the hallways, make friends with new classmates and seek out those who seem to be alone. You are by nature a friendly and kind person. Your love will help those who are sad and struggling. Being kind to everyone will save you from disagreements and drama, which you definitely want to avoid.
  • Don't worry about what others think

    It's natural to want to feel accepted. True friends will always accept you, so don't waste emotional energy worrying about what other people think of you. Chances are, they are feeling just as insecure about themselves and want acceptance, too.
  • Find yourself, then be yourself

    You have so much potential, and I'm not just saying that because you're my daughter. You have varied talents and abilities, and you can learn anything you desire. Spend some time during these years trying new things. Don't expect to be perfect at everything. Learn from your failures and use mistakes as chances to grow and become better.
    Once you know who you are, be true to yourself. You have strong values and a good sense of right and wrong. Don't let others sway you from what you know. Your family will always be close to help you and love you, and your home is always a safe place to be.
  • You are not "too cool for school"

    High school is a time of socialization, activities and fun, but it's also a time to learn. You have ambitions and goals for your future, and developing good study habits and learning as much as you can now will help you be successful in college and in your future career. Some kids skip class, ignore homework assignments and procrastinate on projects 99 percent of the time — don't be those kids.
    As you take hard classes and face deadlines, you'll feel stressed. With help from us your parents and determination, you will do well. Take advantage of clubs and service opportunities too.
    It's hard to believe you'll be leaving home in 5 short years. You have blessed my life since the day I first held you in my arms (after a very long delivery, I might add). Your dad and I are a little nervous but mostly excited for you to start this new phase of life. We love you and believe in you. Have a great first day of school, and don't eat your dessert first.
    Love, Mom

7 comments

  1. what a beautiful note to your daughter!

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  2. This is beautiful and you have left such sound advice for her. I'm sure that she will look back on this note and treasure it. Wishing her all the best. Middle school can be tricky! She is going to do well with you guiding her.

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  3. Love this note to your daughter! May she have a blessed 7th grade year!

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  4. What an awesome thing for your daughter!

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  5. Grade 7 is such a transitional year...I know, because I teach it! Your daughter seems like a star student ;-)

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  6. Love this beautiful message for your daughter. I remember the 6 to 7th grade transition being rough. Junior high is such an awkward time! Praying she has a wonderful year. <3

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  7. I loved reading this. 7th grade can be tough, but she sounds like she will be doing great, and even when she doesnt I am sure she has amazing parents who will guide her.

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