Advice Paradise: Valentine’s Day

“It’s a jungle out there. Disorder and confusion everywhere. No one seems to care.” Well, WE do! That’s why we started this 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. In some cases, a bit of wit or sarcasm also does the trick.

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! This month we have a few Valentine’s Day questions…

  1. What should I get my girlfriend for Valentine’s Day?

Even if you think the holiday is too commercialized, she will be expecting you to give her something. Consider what she likes such as flowers, dark chocolate, jewelry, crystals, or Squishmallows – and that’s what you should get. Take her out to dinner, a movie, or a romantic picnic in the park. If you have a creative talent, you can also write a poem, compose a song, or make a painting just for her.

  1. What should I get my boyfriend for Valentine’s Day?

Guys love to eat, so you can never go wrong with food-related gifts. Bake up a batch of homemade cookies or make up a gift basket with snacks like trail mix, beef jerky, and his favorite beverage. Did you know…? In Japan, Valentine’s Day is all about women purchasing chocolate for their husbands, boyfriends, and male coworkers. Maybe their ulterior motive is that the guys will share some. 😉

  1. I always feel lonely on Valentine’s Day. What should I do?

On Valentine’s Day, don’t assume your level of happiness is based on your relationship status. There are other types of love. Celebrate the bonds you have with close friends and family. Remember that plenty of other people are sad and lonely, too – and not just because they’re not getting gifts on Valentine’s Day. Make this your day to help others. By offering acts of kindness to cheer up those around you, you will feel better too. One of the best cures for feeling down – whether it’s Valentine’s Day or not – is to decide what you want out of life. What goals do you hope to achieve? Instead of lamenting about what or who you don’t have, take action to create the life you want. Best wishes!


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 of Homeschooling Teen.


Think you have a better answer or would you like to offer some more advice? Please leave a comment below with the question number for reference. Thanks for helping!

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