It’s been wonderful to be back at Channel 7 this week on both The Daily Edition (discussing cyber bullying and the pressures placed on schools to address this), and The Morning Show. I had the chance to speak to Larry and Kylie about how parents can best respond if they suspect their daughter may be a “Mean Girl”. This is an interesting, and often overlooked issue as we tend to focus more on supporting victims of bullying, rather than exploring how we can stop “Mean Girls” in their tracks.
Warning signs that a young woman may be a Mean Girl include:
*Controlling and / or aggressive behaviour in social situations
*A lack of compassion for others
*Teasing or taunting others
*Being intolerant of differences.
There are a number of practical approaches discussed in this segment – take a look.
As always, love to hear your thoughts.
P.S And if you are interested in reading my first book, “The Butterfly Effect – A Positive approach to raising happy, confident teen girls” you may purchase this at our shop: www.enlighteneducation.com/shop. This week I received my own copy of the version that has just been published in mainland China! What a thrill to see my work in Chinese.
One thought on “Help – my daughter is a “Mean Girl”!”
Love, love, love this post Danni! When my girl started school she stepped into being the head of a bunch of girls and the power seemed to quickly go to her head. It took lots of talking, discussion and boundaries for her to learn that being a leader didn’t mean being a dictator. I’m so glad we had those conversations early on as now she’s got an amazing bunch of friends and she’s well respected amongst them. Like you say, parents need to set boundaries and “nip it in bud” early on. Great reminder Danni.
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