I’m learning that adolescent girls are full of drama.
I know…that sounds incredibly sexist. But seriously.
One day they are friends, the next, they can’t stand each other for whatever reason. Two days later, they are having sleepovers.
It has become a full-time job figuring out who is talking to who each week. That’s why I don’t even try. I got better shit to worry about.
It is easy to get involved in adolescent drama — I get it, we don’t want our kids to hurt. It is challenging to teach them self-worth and self-advocacy. Where is the line? Unfortunately, there isn’t a perfect answer — it is different for everybody. But there is a line. If you find yourself confronting an adolescent about something that was said, you’ve definitely crossed it.
And you are crippling your kid.
Let me be clear. I am not talking about the drama that comes from unhealthy relationships. I am talking about drama centering around:
Conflict builds character. When it arises, if you are doing anything more than sitting your child down and talking to them about ways to work through the conflict, you are part of the problem.
Sit your grown ass down.