Mean girls tend to know their environment and the people in it. They have probably figured out how to control the people around them as a way to feel powerful and not as insecure as they normally do. They are able to hone in on others insecurities and use those against them, often in subtle ways that may not be immediately noticeable. Your tween is going through a rough stage of development and may be nice and sweet at all other times, just not with their peers.
- Girls who are socially savvy know that hierarchies exist, while queen bees seek to master them.
- Queen bees retain their own social status by destroying the social status of other girls.
- Remember, your daughter isn’t really as one-dimensional and mean as the characters in teen movies.
“Regardless of how you’ve reached this conclusion — you know one thing for sure — this behavior has to be addressed, pronto!”