DEAR ABBY: I have a problem with being loud and talking when I’m not supposed to be and I sometimes get in trouble for it. What should I do with my loudness? LOUD MOUTH MARY
DEAR LOUD MOUTH MARY: First, remember that you are fearfully and wonderfully made by God. He created you exactly like He wanted you to be. He has a plan and a purpose for you, and you will need that boldness to fulfill that plan. However, you will need to learn that there is a time and place for everything. In school, you have to keep your voice at an appropriate inside level. Get in the habit of whispering. It takes 30 days to form a new habit, so for the next 30 days- really focus on speaking softly! I know you can do this.