I won a contest, and my friends call me smarty-pants. What should I do?
Reply from the Highlights Editors
We're sorry to hear this happened. It can be difficult to know what to do when your friends say something that bothers you.
Perhaps you could talk with your friends about this. Find a time when you can speak with them, then calmly explain how their comments made you feel. They may not realize that their comments bothered you.
You could talk with your parents about this as well, if it continues to bother you. Your parents love you very much and want to hear about anything that's on your mind. They're likely to have some good ideas to share with you.
We're glad to hear that you won the contest. Congratulations! You should feel proud of yourself for this achievement. We hope that you won't let your friends' comments dampen your feelings of pride and accomplishment.
We hope this helps. :-)
The Highlights Editors