A Bad Day in Middle School
A cheer up story to help with parenting your son or daughter if they're getting bullied.
There was a time my daughter had a little bit of trouble making friends at school. See she was new last year and only knew a handful of girls before going into the middle school. One of the girls in my daughter's class from last year, didn't really like my daughter because a boy she liked, liked my daughter. It was the first day of middle school and my daughter went to sit with this little girl and the couple other girls she knew from last year. The one main little girl held the seat and told my daughter it was saved with an unfriendly look on her face. My daughter looked around and didn't know where to sit (she didn't really know anyone else) and it really hurt her feelings.
She tried again to sit with the girls the next day at school and the same thing happened. This time, she came home and told me about it. She didn't know what to do in this situation. Honestly, it made me think about the movie, “Forrest Gump.” You know the part of the movie where the kids on the bus say, “seats taken.”
It broke my heart for my daughter but I knew that I had to turn this situation around for her and we prayed about it. Some how, some way, across the TV… I believe it was on a JCPenny commercial, I heard the song by Meghan Trainor – Me Too. I looked it up and oh my goodness… this couldn't have been a better song to come into our lives at that moment. I talked to my daughter and I told her… “Honey, there are girls that are just going to be mean, there are girls that are not going to like you because you're pretty, there are girls that won't like you because you have blonde hair, pink shoes, you smile too big, you eat with your mouth open or your book bag is the same color as theirs. There are a million reasons why girls won't like you but there are a million more reasons that you need to like yourself and more than that love yourself. You don't need friends like that to make you feel bad about yourself. Believe me, you are a beautiful person and there are a million girls out there that would love to have you as their friend.”
After the conversation… I put the song on by Meghan Trainor – Me Too and I brought my other two children in the living room and we started dancing, singing, and acting like crazy people to put a smile on her face. She joined in with us and we were all dancing, laughing, and living free.
You know after that mama talk and 30 minutes of acting like crazy people in our living room. 😛 That moment changed my little girl's heart… it gave her hope.♥
The next day at school she had a lot more confidence and guess what?! She made a new friend. 🙂
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