12 year old twin girls entering junior high next year

Annie - posted on 03/18/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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my twin girls will be entering junior high school next year.They are already experiencing teasing and hurtful things from other kids.I have talked to them to try to tell them to toughin up for next year, but they seem so sensitive and are afraid to tell people from school how they really feel.How do i talk to them about entering junior high and all the changes they will experience?

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Lynn - posted on 03/20/2009

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Stop talkin n put them n an avtivity that they have 2 tell their feelings n maybey they will meet a couple of kids n their school as well...n they wont be so afraid 2 tell their feelings

Meredith - posted on 03/18/2009

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I think it is OK for them to be sensitive. I don't really have an answer to this, as my own daughter is starting middle school next year and I am scared myself. However, you can't change your nature (sensitive or laid back) but you can change the way you react. I've been very proud of Eliza. She has been able to tell people "I don't like the way you talk about me" and distance herself from them. It doesn't stop the fact that it hurt her feelings, but as long as she knows that ALL kids go through this, then I think she's fine with it. Even the girls she thinks are "perfect" are not, I tell her. They get hurt too and sometimes they hurt back in retaliation. It's such a tough time. Best wishes to your girls. If you find any books or things that help, please post them here.





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Meredith - posted on 03/18/2009

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I think it is OK for them to be sensitive. I don't really have an answer to this, as my own daughter is starting middle school next year and I am scared myself. However, you can't change your nature (sensitive or laid back) but you can change the way you react. I've been very proud of Eliza. She has been able to tell people "I don't like the way you talk about me" and distance herself from them. It doesn't stop the fact that it hurt her feelings, but as long as she knows that ALL kids go through this, then I think she's fine with it. Even the girls she thinks are "perfect" are not, I tell her. They get hurt too and sometimes they hurt back in retaliation. It's such a tough time. Best wishes to your girls. If you find any books or things that help, please post them here.





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