9/18/15

With school already a week in, my kids have been talking about the new kids that started this year at school. My oldest is the type of kid who will try to take new kids under her wing and befriend them, let them know they aren't alone because she was once there herself. It's not easy being new.

Just like for Gooliope Jellington, Monster High's newest ghoul, it can be hard in a new environment, new teachers, new peers - it can be so hard to try and make new friends especially when kids can feel different, like they don't fit in with the crowd. Towering over the other ghouls at nearly 15 feet tall, Gooliope first-hand the importance of welcoming and accepting others just the way they are. 

Gooliope Jellington is the newest cast member of Monster High Freak Du Chic and her past is a bit of a sad one with a warm story. She was created as part of a science experiment gone wrong. When the scientist who created her realized she was just a baby, he left her on the steps of the Scarnival where the ringmaster and his wife welcomed her with open arms into their home as their own. There was something different about Gooliope as she quickly grew over 15 feet tall. Because Gooliope is different from her peers, she understands what it is to accept others, even if they are different and she reminds her friends at Monster High just that! 




Whether you are joining a new school, sport, club or even making a new friend, it can be daunting and things won't always go their way. Just remind your kids at the end of the day that no matter what happens, you will always have their backs.

This month Monster High is gearing up for the launch of their new DVD and first ever musical, Boo York! All of your favourite ghouls will be there, taking in the sights from Times Scare to The Monster of liberty. To celebrate the launch of Monster High Boo York, why not learn the words to the musical numbers in advance with these great Monster High sing-a-long videos

My daughters love Monster High so much that my oldest K wanted to share this fun Monster High Gooliope Jellington unboxing video review! Check it out and don't forget to leave a thumbs up or comment! :) 




For more information and to check out some great games and other activities visit www.monsterhigh.com

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34 comments:

  1. My daughter was worried about making friends, we solved the problem by encouraging her to talk to her classmates and ask what their names were.

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  2. Don't think my nieces or nephews had any worries about going back to school this year, they were all excited to go back. (Judy Cowan)

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  3. Only worry was making sure everything was purchased. My little cousins were excited.

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  4. Only worry my daughter had was which teacher she would get. Other than that she was excited to go back to school.

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  5. What teacher they will have and are any of their friends in the same class

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  6. My little one was worried about what teacher they were going to have. Other than that, they were excited about going back. Thankfully, they got a teacher they love :)

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  7. My son couldn't wait for school to start, there were no worries for him. I on the other hand worried about his readiness to study language wise - we did a lot of reading over the summer.

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  8. my kid was afraid that kids would say he was lying when he made up stories using his imagination. i told him he has to explain he is using his imagination

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  9. My son was anxious about starting school because he didn't know who his teacher would be and if he would be in the same class as his friends. We talked about how fun it would be to get to know a new teacher and meeting new friends. He would still be able to pop upstairs to say hi to his teacher from last year.

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  10. My little guys started kindergarten this year and were very worried about it. But, we met their teacher and checked out their classroom and all went smoothly.

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  11. My granddaughter was worried about the fact that her friend may not be in the same class with her this year.
    Florence C

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  12. My daughter was worried that she wouldn't like her teacher. But we went and met her before school started and she loved her!

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  13. My daughter wasn't too nervous this year. She was most concerned with having all the proper school supplies, gear, and clothes.

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  14. Our daughter worried that her friends wouldn't be in her class but we talked about it and how they are not always in her class but she can still play with them at recess and lunch and she seemed OK :)

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  15. My niece was worried about making new friends, I talked to her about new ways to meet other kids in her class. Thanks!

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  16. Her biggest worry was not having friends to play with at recess and lunch. We talked about how to be friendly and approach kids to ask them to play, how to spend time with friends who have similar interests (e.g. who would like to play the kinds of games she likes to play), and had a reminder chat about the names of all the kids she knows from both her class as well as from other classes so that she remembered she had lots of friends to choose from.

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  17. My son was worried about having to use the bathroom but we went and once he saw it he was fine!

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  18. My grandchildren didn't seem to be worried at all - that is until my grandson got home and gave his mother a letter from the teacher at the same time saying "it might not be good". He was quite contrary my daughter-in-law told me whilst she was there!

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  19. My son was worried that he wouldn't know anyone in his class. We reminded him that he makes friends easily, and that he'd see his old friends at recess. Sure enough, this helped!

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  20. My son was just worried in general. It is his first year of preschool so he didnt know what to expect. We just talked about it a lot, and now he's loving it.

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  21. my kid was worried that some of his friends would not be his friend this year. we solved it by talking about it

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  22. My grandkids were gung ho to go back to school, but the little ones they left behind at home weren't very happy at all.

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  23. my youngest having a disability, always worried about people making fun of him

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  24. No challenges this year was his second year at this school o he was looking forward to it.

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  25. no worries, my niece was really excite to go she missed her friends

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  26. We moved over the summer so my kids had to start new schools this year and it was also their first year of high school and middle school. They were worried about not knowing anybody and how different the schools would be from what they were used to. We toured the schools ahead of time and met some teachers to make the transition easier.

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  27. My biggest worry was my kids missing me.. I solved the problem by sending little notes and reminding myself they would be home soon!

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  28. one of the biggest bck to school worries my kids had was what teacher they might have and if any of theyre friends would be in theyre class... we talkedabout making new friends and being kind to everyone

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  29. Those days are behind, but thinking back, I would make sure she met up with her friends. This way they shared the jitters together
    (Debbie W)

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  30. My LO hasn't started school yet but my Niece (the one who would love me to pieces for this awesome prize) was fearful of her teacher. My Nephew, her brother had her last year and really didn't like her so he filled his sisters head with all kinds of craziness. I'm happy to report that so far so good.

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  31. My granddaughter was worried about not being able to do her schoolwork, but we talked with her about her joy of learning, and how new things are challenges, and that's good!

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  32. My daughters biggest concern was with who her teacher was going to be for the new year. She was REALLY worried about one teacher in particular. I helped her by promising I would find out asap and that if it turned out she got the one she didn't want we would work it out. I told her I was in her corner and we would figure it out together. In the end - it turned out she got the teacher she was hoping for :-)

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  33. My son went to a different school last year so he was worried about making new friends.

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  34. My daughter had very little worry this year ! confident ! I think her biggest concern was making sure she had the right bag ! shes 5 lol
    but my 19 year old in college ...whole other game

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