Posts tagged coping with mean girls
In my little neck of the woods, we are all a-buzz with thoughts and wishes about the postcards scheduled to be mailed from our local elementary school tomorrow, letting us know who our kids’ teachers will be for the coming school year. While I have hopes for a specific teacher with a reputation for inspiring creativity and out-of-the-box thinking, what I am really wishing for most is that my daughter’s class be filled with nice kids.
The little voice inside my head nags that that expectation is too high. We are approaching the third grade year–girls are getting meaner. I hate to say it. I don’t want to give in to stereotypes. But I know it to be true. The bullying that “peaks in middle school” according to statistics, grows very strong roots in elementary school. (more…)