Answer by Cecilia77 at 4:37 PM on Jul. 9, 2008
I really don't know why he feels that your DD is rude, but I just wanted to caution you that just because they are "church" friends doesn't mean that she can't get in trouble with them.
Growing up some of my so-called "church" friends were the biggest druggies and drinkers I knew....
You really have to know WHO they are, NOT where she meets them....
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Answer by comfycouch at 12:08 AM on Jul. 11, 2008
I am a high school teacher in a middle class to upper-middle class school district. Yes, girls can be rude, mean and snotty. For some, this attitude becomes a way of navigating the social structure of high school. Sadly, there is often no parent at home to label the unacceptable behavior (rude/mean) of the child and offer alternative responses for the teen to try when awash in fits of hormones and perceived threats.
You should make it clear to your daughter that "rude" and "mean" are not acceptable in your home.
Rent the movie "Mean Girls" and watch it together. Point out ugly behavior right when you see it. Let her know the consequences of the behavior (which you and your husband agree on prior to watching the movie) and be ready to dig in your heels and enforce them. Good luck!
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