03-03-2008 09:46 PM - edited 03-03-2008 09:47 PM
Message Edited by Stephanie on 03-03-2008 09:47 PM
03-05-2008 11:43 AM
03-05-2008 04:37 PM
03-06-2008 01:33 AM
Stephanie wrote:Chrissy,When I talk to my 12 y/o son, I sometimes remember those days of the "in crowd" and I wonder why kids are so cliquish. He has no answer, just that some kids are cool and some are not. It serves virtually no purpose - so I think what it stems from is the all too human fear of difference. That's what creates fads, too, I suppose.Kids aren't the only ones who are cliquish. Grownups are the same way. It's fortunate that we may gain confidence as we get older but it's not true for everyone. Some workplaces and social situations are just as bad as high schools.
03-06-2008 06:49 PM
03-06-2008 08:39 PM
03-08-2008 12:21 AM
Stephanie wrote:Deb,I've seen that a time or two as well- but I have told my children and other teens I know that real life is not like high school, that people will not call you fat, tell you to shut up, or laugh at you if you make a mistake or trip over your feet. I think human nature is to gravitate toward those like ourselves, but that outward meanness that kids have, a total disregard of propriety, manners, etc- it's unbelievable to watch. You have to have a pretty thick skin to be a kid these days.Kids can be so cruel but when you watch very young children at play they don't care what someone else looks like. They just want to have someone to play with. It's a learned behavior to be mean and it's so sad what innocent children can turn into because of the grown ups.