Category Archives: self-esteem

HELP! I’VE GOT TWO LEFT FEET!!

Hi Brandon, OMG, I am freaking out! We are going to have a dance at my school this Halloween. It’s going to be in-person with social distancing or by video with Zoom. Either way, EVERYONE will be able to see my horrible attempts at dancing! I have ZERO rhythm and end up looking so stupid […] Read more

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WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU FEEL BAD ABOUT YOURSELF

Dear Nikki, I have a hard time liking myself. Sometimes it’s like I don’t have any talents and my friends don’t like me. There’s also this guy I like who lives next door to me and we started hanging out a week ago. What should I do? Miserable Me Hi Miserable Me! If we were […] Read more

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I’M NERVOUS ABOUT WEARING GLASSES!

Hey Brandon, I’m FREAKING OUT because I was just told that I need glasses! I’m really nervous about it because not many kids in my classroom wear them and I’m afraid I might get teased. What should I do?! Four Eyed Freak Hey Four Eyed Freak, Okay, first of all—you’re NOT a four eyed freak. […] Read more

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I FEEL PRESSURED TO BE LIKE THE PERFECT GIRLS IN MAGAZINES, SOCIAL MEDIA, AND ON TV!

Hi Nikki, It seems like the only way to fit in is if you have long flowing hair, flawless skin, and stylish clothes, just like all the glam girls do on TV, in magazines, and social media. I don’t have any of those things, and it makes me feel really bad. Should I get a […] Read more

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HELP! I’M TOO SHORT!!

Dear Nikki, How do I fix my SUPER SHORTNESS?! I have a friend that’s younger than me and she’s WAY taller than I am! Plus, everybody thinks I’m small, including this guy I really like at school and it’s SOOOO EMBARASSING!!!! I WISH I WAS TALL!! PLEASE HELP!!!! Sincerely, So Sick Of Being Super Short […] Read more

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EVERYONE COMPARES ME TO MY BFF!

Dear Nikki, My body’s okay, but I don’t like how it looks. I know I’m not THAT fat, but my best friend is thin, flexible and everybody admires her and I’m just hidden. Nobody cares about me. I’m useless at everything. So basically: • I’m unhappy about my body. • I’m not talented at sports […] Read more

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I HATE MY NAME!!!

Hi Nikki, I struggle with something that shouldn’t bother me, and everyone I talk to isn’t very helpful. But here it is: I HATE my name! It’s extremely popular where I come from, and that makes me feel like I’m not unique or special. Plus I just don’t like the sound of it. I have […] Read more

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SHOULD I SHOW MY SPORTY SIDE?

So, I am the most popular girl at my school, but I don’t terrorize everyone like Mackenzie. I have very good fashion sense and people ask for it. Secretly though, I am a tomboy and I love playing outdoor sports. Should I play and leave the queen bee spot, or should I be someone people […] Read more

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I’M TOO SKINNY / I’M TOO CHUBBY!!!

Hey Readers! So, first of all, let me give you a little behind the scenes. Every week when I’m picking which letter to feature here on the website, I open up the email where the Ask Brandon questions come. And there are a LOT. So many. So I try to pick questions that I think […] Read more

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HOW DO I LEARN TO LOVE MY BODY???

Hey Nikki, I’m someone who struggles with how they look. I never feel confident about myself and always think I look the worst with groups of friends. I don’t know how to accept myself and to love who I am. Any advice? 🙁 How Do I Love The Skin I’m In Hi How Do I […] Read more

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