I have a pretty stereotypical "help me" request, and that is can you help me get rid of my increasing difficulty with math, and also help me combat my extreme fear of dentists?
I'll be 13 next year. So, what do I do? I can't take three steps into a building that advertizes dentistry at the front. I cannot memorize my times-tables and my parents can't afford a psychiatrist. Seeing as we live in Chile and I can't express myself (or my feelings) in Spanish, as it is, it wouldn't do any good, even if I DID magically get the money. I'm stranded, and I'm lonely.
I take home-schooling because my mother doesn't want me to get any shots at school, and I have been very friend-less, except for my sister, but recently she had to leave school to go to work, so now I'm truly alone, and even if I found an English-speaking school that my parents could afford, I'd be SOOOOO below the other kids' level that I would be considered a freak.
Well....any magical answers?
Dear Just Waiting,
As for the trouble you are having with Math, speak to your teacher and ask for after-school help. I am sure that the teacher will help and your parents can help you as well. Did you ask for help?
As for the fear that you have in going to the dentist, be assured that we are all a bit reluctant to visit the dentist. But since you are only 13 years old, there are dentists who specialize in treating only children. Your parents should make an appointment with one of them and you will get the attention and care that you need. As you grow you will lose the "dentist fear".
You don't tell me how or why you are living in Chile. I am sure that there must be a colony of Americans who can help you, so contact them for help.
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