Advice Paradise: Social Skills, Math, and More

advice paradise“It’s a jungle out there. Disorder and confusion everywhere. No one seems to care.” Well, WE do! That’s why we started this new column… Advice Paradise!


We’re not psychologists, counselors, therapists, or experts – we’re just fellow homeschoolers who are willing to offer a little friendly advice. Sometimes it helps to have a second opinion, and we’re here for you. The Advice Paradise team will answer questions on homeschooling, relationships, religion, and life in general.  No question is too trivial. Just ask about anything you want to know! We promise to keep it simple and get straight to the point.

Check out the following questions and see if any of them apply to you, or maybe you’ve been in the same situation and have some helpful advice to give someone else. Post a comment if you think you have a better answer!

1. How do you counter people who are strong at talking but bad at thinking when you’re the opposite?

With courtesy and respect. Don’t be accusatory or argumentative. State the facts as you see them, preferably with examples to back you up. If you feel like you can’t get your point across in person, maybe you can prove your point in writing. Reach out to them on social media to follow up your discussion with links to pertinent articles or visuals that support your views.

2. Why can’t humans be frozen and brought back to life? Ignore any legal issues. Or is it possible and prevented by laws?

Most of the human body is water. Freezing water into ice increases its volume. Cells will burst. The body is destroyed at the cellular level. Try putting a head of lettuce or a cucumber in the freezer, then see what happens when you take it out and let it thaw.

3. If someone is not good at Mathematics, does that mean he is not intelligent?

No, sometimes it was presented at the wrong time or in the wrong way. Do not give up. You can do it!

4. How can I learn how not to be socially inept, even if I am in a crowded room with people that I don’t know?

Do not go into social situations thinking about yourself and your inadequacies. Focus on the interests, hopes, dreams, and concerns of the others in the room. Ask questions, let them do the talking, and listen attentively. Nod your head and encourage them where you can.

Do you have a question? Send it to and we will share it with the Advice Paradise team to be posted in the next issue.

Readers can help, too, by leaving a comment. Would you like to answer a question or offer some advice? Please share your comment below, and include the question number for reference. Thanks for caring!

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