Middle School Mean Girls

Calling all moms! Who out there has sweet fond memories of everyone being so incredibly nice throughout junior high? (Sounds of crickets) Yeah, that’s what I thought. The fact that I work with junior high age kids is so ironic (although I love it now) because that would be the time period I would erase from my memory bank for sure. I actually recall the relief I felt when it was over.

It’s funny how you can look around and spot the “Mean Girls Clique.” Is there a  standard issue resting face?  Is there a  required hairstyle, length and highlights? I was always curious how they all knew how to act, what to wear and who to exclude from friendship possibilities.

As sweet as they try to act to the adults in their life, many of the adults can spot the usual suspects behavior in this particular group. Oh and as soon as the coast is clear ,so to speak, the claws come out to sharpen on the backs of their next unsuspecting victims of the day. I personally never felt the need to make crap out of just about everyone around me but for some reason this species of teen does. They like to put on this cool/tough kid act but in all reality they must be surrounded by their friend cliques at all times. Take just one out of their expected element and you can see the lost look in their eyes as they quickly try to figure out how to get through the next few moments on their own without their mighty posse.

You see, this sub-society that did not have a democratic vote to speak of is only strong when they are among their posse. Yep, you definitely will not find a free-thinker in the bunch because that would be instant social suicide and we wouldn’t want that, now would we?. As a kid I took comfort that once they grew up they would realize their wrong doings but to my dismay the cycle continues with new players in the same game most likely raised by the previous players. It’s almost like a series of unfortunate events that do not allow an even the slightest time out in this game.

Society seriously needs to take a long look in the mirror and create an attitude makeover within our teens. We should be teaching our kids to embrace our differences and get along on some social degree. It should be completely unacceptable for one person share something in class and the self-declared posse shoot looks across the room openly snickering as if they have the right to do so. It’s pretty sad when unhappy people have to self declare their popularity just to have rank to wreak havoc on someone else’s day for themselves to feel an ounce better. Sad indeed.

 

Tiffany
Founder of Kids Activities Blogs ~
Welcome to my creative spot on the net. I'm a Special Education Paraeducator, former Homeschooler, and married mother of 4 creative kids. I have over 20 years experience working with kids of all ages. I enjoy camping, photography, graphic design, running this website and being with my family. My online adventure began almost 6 years ago.

Tiffany

Founder of Kids Activities Blogs ~ Welcome to my creative spot on the net. I'm a Special Education Paraeducator, former Homeschooler, and married mother of 4 creative kids. I have over 20 years experience working with kids of all ages. I enjoy camping, photography, graphic design, running this website and being with my family. My online adventure began almost 6 years ago.

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