The teen years are filled with all types of mean girls. From frenemies and fake friends to toxic friendships and controlling girls, their mean girl behavior often leaves others feeling hurt, puzzled, and distraught. Mean behavior is not normal girl behavior, and your daughter will have no idea how to respond without some coaching from you. In fact, mean girl behavior is perplexing and inconsistent.
9 Things You Need to Tell Your Daughter About Mean Girls
Ways to address middle school bullying, mean girls and cliques.
Reception Since our project is about the coming of age of Mean Girls cliques, we decided to go out and learn how the film influenced the coming of age of real people who were at the right age when the movie first came into theatres. Mastro, "Research examining the effects of media exposure demonstrates that media consumption has a measurable influence on people's perceptions of the real world, and… they are used to help guide subsequent attitudes, judgments, and actions. It was one of the first films I was allowed to watch that focused on issues like cliques, sex, and drugs. Is It Accurate? It is clear that the film had an influence on our interviewees, but is Mean Girls accurate as to the way high school plays out? Is It Relatable? Many people found that they could identify with at least one part of the film, be it a character, a clique or even an event.
She purchased a congratulatory card and asked guests to sign it. Instead, it was three years of hurtful comments and friendship drama. Middle school is not a stage in life that most people wish to revisit. Besides for it being a time of change and awkwardness, it can also be a period of intense peer pressure, exclusion, betrayal and bullying.
Have you had it up to here with the gossip and put-downs? Are you tired of following the dress code of your group but think you'll be dropped if you don't? Are you concerned about whether you'll still be included this year at school or whether you'll feel like an outcast — or worse, be picked on?