Ugh! We all remember what it's like to be a 13 year old girl, right?
Remember how important it was to fit in, to have the right clothes, the right shoes, the right hair?
Remember how the "mean girls" treated those who didn't quite fit in?
Those feelings stuck with me all these years. So much so that I dreaded my little Josie reaching this stage of life.
Well, now she's reached it! Ugh!
She's constantly distraught over how this one group of girls is treating her other friends. My heart really breaks for her. I really just want to take her in my arms and shield her from all of the drama!
She's her own person. Which makes me sooo happy! She doesn't go out of her way to fit in and I think that is why so many kids like her. She really tries to distance herself as much as she can from all of the drama.
However, because she's a little sweetie-pie, and cares so much for people, it hurts her to watch this all go on.
She called me tonight at work and was telling me that this particular group of girls wouldn't leave her alone tonight at Youth Center. They kept on her about not hanging out with this one particular girl, because they are singling this girl out for some reason.
I told her that she needs to just tell them that she will be friends with whoever she wants and that she doesn't want any part of the drama that they are trying to create.
Any advice, ladies????