For anyone whose been there...
Is it possible to avoid the middle school girl drama? Are there things to do/not do to help you child not be teased and bullied? I find myself analyzing everything they will be taking with them with an eye towards it not making them be teased.
Middle school starts for my twin girls in three weeks. The closer it gets the more worried about it I become. I admit it. I'm becoming neurotic about it.
The school is large (5X) the size of elementary school. My girls tend to march to the beat of their own drummer. They don't like the typical teenage girl stuff. One is way into mange, anime, fantasy and is very inmature for her age. She is also super sensitive and has low self esteem. Being teased daily or bullied would the worst thing in the world for her.
My girls were invited to a cousin's sleep over birthday party over the weekend. In spite of my telling her not to, she brought little pet shop toys to the party. The other girls (her cousin's friends) made fun of her and teased her about it. She was very upset.
Due to fine motor skills problems she'll have a laptop with her in class. Hopefully she'll not get too many comments about it. Any suggestion on responses if someone says something to her?