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Keep doing speech and drama

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Hi Alex, I don’t know wether I should keep doing speech and drama or quit. I don’t really like going. I got put in the senior drama and I’m 10 and I’m the youngest. We did a play last week and I didn’t want to do it but in the end it was grand. I went there all nervous but I had the craic with my mates and I was grand then. The play went alright. I had my speech and drama exam yesterday which went well. I still don’t know to quit or keep doing it. There’s a really hot girl at my speech and drama class who is 12 and I want her to be my girlfriend. But I know if I do that my parents won’t approve of it and neither will her’s. My drama teacher might get involed.

Answer

Hi there, welcome to Ask Alex!
 
Thank you for reaching out and sharing your thoughts and feelings with us. It’s completely normal to feel uncertain about whether to continue with speech and drama, especially when you’re dealing with nerves and being the youngest in your group. It sounds like you’ve had some positive experiences, like having fun with your friends and doing well in your exam. This shows that you have the potential to enjoy and succeed in this activity.
 
It’s important to remember that it’s ok to feel nervous about performing. Many people experience this, and it’s great that you managed to overcome those nerves and enjoy the play with your friends. Sometimes, being part of a group and sharing these experiences can make a big difference in how we feel about an activity. If you decide to continue, it might get easier and more enjoyable as you grow more confident.
 
However, if you genuinely don’t enjoy going to speech and drama, it’s ok to think about trying something different. You deserve to spend your time doing activities that make you happy and excited. It might be helpful to talk to your parents or a trusted adult about how you’re feeling. They can support you in making the best decision for yourself. You may find this article helpful www.childline.ie/the-importance-of-having-a-hobby-or-interest-that-you-love/.
 
Regarding the girl you mentioned, it’s natural to have crushes and feel attracted to someone. However, it’s important to consider the potential consequences and the feelings of both you and the other person involved. Relationships at your age can be complex, and it’s important to focus on building friendships and enjoying your time together without pressure. Here is an article about building healthy relationships www.childline.ie/how-to-build-healthy-friendships-and-relationships/.
 
Remember, you don’t have to make this decision alone. You can always talk to a trusted adult, like your parents or teacher, to get their opinion. They care about you and want what’s best for you. And if you ever need more support or someone to talk to, you can always contact us at Childline by freephone 1800 66 66 66 or Messenger at www.childline.ie (just click on the purple chat icon). We’re confidential, non-judgmental, open 24/7, and always here for you for any reason, any time.
 
Take care of yourself, and we’re here for you whenever you need us,
Alex

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