Yep, this is one of those "hang in there with your kid" times. Sometimes they don't like their name, or their hair, or their voice, or...
I think what you don't want to do is focus on trying to change the way she feels or her perceptions. Don't get into arguing about whether or not she is "right"!! It's also not a good idea to minimize her feelings (or tell her she "shouldn't" be upset, either because she's "NOT too short," or because nobody can control that, or because she's not done growing, or because she just needs a different attitude...)
I agree that the resolution will be an internal matter, coming from within her, but that doesn't come from being "instructed." Internal resolution is a product or outcome of being able to feel HOWEVER you feel, and say it, & having that be "okay" to the person listening. (They're not trying to change you, or fix your problem.) Then you can start to relate to, or "process," your feelings.
at 8:07 AM on Mar. 17, 2013