"As long as there are groups of children who gather together in the mini-society we know as school, there will be wonderful acts of friendship and devastating acts of betrayal. The reality is that all children are capable of cruel acts: often as part of a group experience, sometimes on their own initiative. The longing to fit in and be part of something beyond themselves is not only a natural developmental drive, but a necessary or even beneficial one.”
Anthony, Michelle and Reyna Lindert. Little Girls Can Be Mean. New York: St. Martin's Griffin, 2010. Print.
Relationships can be complex for people of all ages, but childhood relationships can be some of the most complex as our growing young people try to make sense of their place in their world. Our young people need our guidance, not only in setting the example and expectation of treating others as we would wish to be treated, but also in helping them develop the dispositions needed to be good person and a good learner.
Click HERE for our presentation on Relationships and Resilience that we presented at our Parental Forum on June 9th.
Here's an interesting article on "Frenemies" and how to give some strategies for your children to cope with them. Click HERE to read.
Please find below the link to "A Mighty Girl" website, which the largest collection of resources to help build smart, confident and courageous girls.