What’s on Your Mind?
    Footnotes

    “What’s on Your Mind?” Friend, March 2019

    What’s on Your Mind?

    My friends say some of the things I like to do, like music and art, are “girl” stuff. Is that true? —Concerned in Calgary

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    Dear Concerned,

    There’s not one list of talents for girls and another one for boys. Our interests and talents make us unique, and that’s a good thing! As you keep developing your talents, you can find friends who like those things too.

    Keep being you!

    The Friend

    Use these clues to fill out the chart to find out what each person is interested in. Check your answers on page 39. Tip: Put an X on what you know is not true. The first one is done for you.

    1. The basketball player is not Talia or Sakura.

    2. Pablo doesn’t like flowers.

    3. None of the boys like math or sports.

    4. The girl who likes baking is not Talia.

    5. Ethan is the only one who likes dancing.

    Ballet

    Bugs

    Math

    Flowers

    Baking

    Basketball

    Sarah

    Alejandro

    Anthony

    Sakura

    Ethan

    Talia

    Answers: Sarah—basketball; Sakura—baking; Talia—math; Ethan—ballet; Anthony—flowers; Alejandro—bugs