I forgot how mean girls can be during the school years. #1 has been having a hard time with a couple of girls at school and I have no idea how to help her. I did promise her that I will make sure we have some time every week just to talk, just the two of us. I want her to be able to come to me when there is a problem. I can tell you that tonight I had no wise words for my daughter. I was happy to have her choosing to talk to me. #1 has always had a hard time making friends. She is usually the one who makes friends with the new girls until someone else wants to be friends with the girl.
This year, one of the little girls she befriended has a some serious baggage. The girl is adopted and decided to share the why with #1. This little girl was abandoned by her parents when she was in the first grade. I found out today that she was also bullied at her last school because of the clothes that she wore. Luckily, #1 and I have already discussed the fact that it does not matter what the other girls think about her clothes. She has been trying to explain this to her friend with no luck. Whenever #1 and this little girl get into a disagreement, the little girl says, “You don’t know what I’ve been through.” Seriously?? This is not going to get better any time soon.
I do have to say that my daughter received a book in the mail today, A Girl After God‘s Own Heart by Elizabeth George. It was a gift from her Great Grandpa that we were not expecting, but it did have great timing. She wants to read it because she wants to see if it will help her with her friendship. I love her.
- Why Daughters Don’t Ask Their Dad For Advice About Boys (mypajamadays.com)
- “You’re Not Invited to My Birthday Party”, and Other Girl Grievances (baileypowell.com)
- Alarming, Isn’t It? (godfamilycountrylove.wordpress.com)
- Mean Girls (teresacollins.typepad.com)