Middle School Advice Column

Sidney Harding, Guest Writer

Dear Miss Know-It-All, 

Someone is being mean to me and competing against me while we are in art. They make fun of my drawings and say that their drawings are better. I want to put them in  their place, but I don’t know how. 

One time they even ripped a drawing that I had been working hard on and didn’t even seem to care. I wish they would stop. We are in a drawing war, but I don’t want to be in it anymore! I wish they would leave me alone! They are ruining my experience in art class. What should I do to  stop them from making fun of me? 



Dear DrawingDrama,

I am very sorry for what that person is doing to you. I understand that this is a lot to handle, but you need to be firm with them. You have to tell them that you need them to stop and, if they don’t, you will report them to the teacher. 

I understand that you want to put them in their place, so tell them to stop. If they don’t, tell a teacher. After you tell them to stop, ignore them. 

Tell them how you want out of the drawing war and that it made you feel bad when they ripped your drawing. If they continue to annoy after you tell the teacher, you should notify Mrs. Luke or Mr. Stachura about the situation. 

If they continue to annoy you after all of this, I don’t want to advise this, but you have to bring in the big forces. Your parents. You might get into trouble, but you have to stand up for yourself. Hopefully, you won’t have to reach this point. I’m sure your drawings are great, so keep working on them!


Miss Know-It-All