It isn’t much of a surprise that kids going through middle school and the early years of high school are sometimes hesitant to share all of their questions with their parents. Some topics are just hard to bring up:
I don’t know what to do about my parents divorce…
I found out my friends are underage drinking…
Is there something wrong with me?
I know that when I was in middle school I ran into many obstacles that I felt unprepared for; depression, self-harm, sexuality, and eating disorders. I was terrified to ask my parents or my counselor about these topics because I didn’t want them to think less of me or my friends. So instead I turned to the internet, where responses and opinions varied so much I only ended up more confused.
Dear Future Me is our BoldlyU advice column, where teens can anonymously ask the questions that are bearing down on them. These questions are met with helpful advice from their “future self”, someone who has dealt with a similar experience and have found hope on the other side.
By submitting anonymous questions to Dear Future Me, teens can get the “no questions asked” kind of feedback they want and need. Each question is read and prayed over, before being given to a member of the team with the most experience in that particular subject to act as the reader’s future persona. All submissions are kept strictly confidential, any names or locations mentioned are immediately edited out to ensure anonymity for the submitter.
You’ve probably heard it a thousand times from your teachers, but there really is no such thing as a stupid question, and more often than not, there is someone out there with the same question as you. If this blog made you think or if you’ve also run into some of life’s difficult times, please don’t hesitate to submit your questions to our Dear Future Me column by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or messaging us on social media.
All questions are always anonymous and read with no judgment!