Reading posts and I get soo mad...
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|Sun, 05-18-2003 - 8:33am|
I know that high school is an unusual setting that only lasts four years. But I do believe it has impact on their later life. I believe the interactions they have in school, with their peers, their teachers, impact their confidence and self-esteem as they move forward and build thier lives. Also - when things are bad - it can be the longest 4 years of your life.
We are probably more fortunate than many. I mean my dd is talented, smart, seems to make friends easily, attractive - in other words she has a lot going for her. But these attributes are just what causes kids to attack when she faulters from the pedestal they put her on. And most of these kids are too weak to stand up against their peers and make them see what they are doing is wrong. Other kids take joy in tearing someone down that they have probably looked up to and admired for sometime, I guess because by doing this,in their eyes, it will improve their stature and demish hers. I talk to her about being strong, holding her head high, etc. - but this is really easier said than done.
Anyway - as I read the posts from other parents on this and other sites, I wonder how our society lets this happen. I think sometimes that perhaps the parents are as bad as the kids and probably have not adequately taught or reinforced kind behavior - probably because of their competitiveness for thier kids.