Not Buying into the Mean Girl Syndrome – Motivation for Girls and Parents
Yesterday I attended my daughter’s AAU Volley Ball Tournament. There were two girls sitting in front of me, and they started saying really mean things about a girl on another team. They made comments about her looks, her boyfriend and other things I cannot mention in this blog. I sat there in a trance because I could not believe my ears. As they talked you could see their anger increase, it was absolutely amazing. One of the young ladies took a piece of her sandwich and started throwing it at the girl, just because!
I knew at that moment, I had to say something. I told the girl to stop and asked her what the problem was. After we talked I realized that the girl saying the mean things was jealous that the boyfriend had decided to be with the other girl. She felt rejected and essentially jealous.
Unfortunately this story is happening all over the world, and I believe we have the power to stop this mean girl syndrome. It is up to us to have conversations with our daughters about self-love, which is the only way they will have the ability to accept and love others! What can you do today to help a girl realize her worth?