He Was Mean Because He Liked Me

A post inspired by one coasting around on facebook. Learning healthy boundaries, and teaching young people appropriate ways and times to say “No, I don’t like that” starts when we are children. Maybe if we teach younger girls better ways to handle treatment they don’t like, we can teach younger boys, early, healthy ways to handle rejection too. Or better ways to communicate their interest.

Reasoning with the Monsters Under the Bed

A Mighty Girl's photo.
This post showed up in my newsfeed today on Facebook. I agreed with it & it struck a chord, so I reposted it. A few friends chimed in with comments lamenting the fact that it does still happen today, in 2016. They see it all the time at playgrounds, in schools, and don’t know how to react. So they don’t.
It’s great that we all agree that this is wrong, but the fact that ADULTS see it happen and don’t do anything about it is just as bad as the ill-deed itself. Ignoring it is enabling the bully (and they adult saying it), causing the problem to thrive.
So what’s the big deal about a little teasing? What if it’s because the boy really does like the girl? Really, there isn’t any harm right…it’s just a phase, right?
I grew up in a small town where this was all perfectly…

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