Answered 2 years ago
I’m just wondering if some of you could share your situations and stories. I tutor in a high school and I get parents call me asking me to change things based on issues in the class with other girls and I can see why. I do see girls say semi hurtful comments at times without realising it(starting as young as year 4), but being female I can see them sting the other girl (commenting on a skin problem they have), Showing off because they are insecure or overly proud- to the detriment of the other person, or just gossiping something they overheard with urgency when it was none of their business(I know they are nice kids, but they just don’t see the harm or help it!) and it again hurts the recipient. It seems tough to be a girl.
I do remember these things In highschool and feeling it was tough, but being a tutor at this new school and working one to one/two to one, I can really Sympathise now and confidence really gets knocked around- anyone else think this? I don’t think I’m overly sensitive, but probably overly aware. I work with boys too, but this element is not so obvious, I don’t need to watch what I say, I certainly never have a parent contacting me for these issues..