If they need the stylish clothes and the hairspray and the contact lenses to feel okay about themselves for now, so be it. It’s not about wimping out; it’s about your child’s self-esteem and emotional survival in some very difficult years, where fitting in (and therefore “blending” in) is of primary importance.
Bullying in schools, especially middle school and high school is a growing problem in the United States. Schools students from 6th grade through 10th grade are the prime ages for them to be participating in bullying activities. Nearly 30% of all students in grades 6-10 are involved with bullying as a bully or a victim […]