LIFE OF A MIDDLE SCHOOL GIRL
by Gabrielle Thomas
B.A: UCLA /M.ED: HARVARD
In Middle School, girls are going through the biggest transformation of their lives.
EVERYTHING is changing so fast.
Boobs, periods. Friends, attitudes.
There is so much going on in a girl's world; no one can really relate to them except each other.
They are all going through the same thing at the same time
in this same crazy moment in history...
Pandemics, school shootings, cat-fishing, social media….it’s scary out here!
Girls Need a Safe Space...
Girls need each other.
The problem is
Instead of girls supporting each other-
many times they tear each other down:
Comparisons, Competition and Cattiness.
We live in this hi-tech, Tik-Tok world where everything is so disconnected, fake and superficial.
Girls are going through deep things. And they need real connection.
Girls Need To Talk
Friends can gossip. Teachers can be weird.
And parents can be so EXTRAS!
Wanna send a girl to therapy when all she needs is share-apy.
She just needs a safe space to talk things out and get guidance in the right direction
SHE NEEDS TO FEEL SUPPORTED
If girls don’t have a healthy way to process their emotions- this is when they get depressed, anxious, suicidal and turn to the wrong things to help them cope.
And yes, this is all happening in middle school.
THIS time in her life- RIGHT NOW- is CRUCIAL.
It will set the stage for high school and beyond.
This is when many parents lose their grip.
Because even the best girls have secrets.
Even the best mom or dad who has done an amazing job creating space where their daughter can feel comfortable talking to them might get the basic “fine” when they ask how her day was.
And it hurts because they KNOW something is going on but she doesn’t want to talk....
If we can be honest….she does want to talk.
Just not to awkward mom or dad.
There IS something going on.
And NO, she is not “fine”.
As a parent what do you do?
You try to remember what it was like when you were her age but the truth is
we are living in different times than when y’all grew up.
It’s waaaay different now.
SMH 'Old' people always want to come in as “experts” trying to tell girls what to do
when they really have no clue. TBH, it’s SO annoying!
Instead of parents, teachers or therapists,
she had some cool big sister figures she could turn to for guidance.
Not a lecture or even advice, just someone to listen and guide her in the right direction.
WHAT IF she had a small GIRL TALK GROUP
where she and other girls could share- no shame no judgment.
WHAT IF she was a part of a drama- free, positive, uplifting community- Where the culture was to celebrate instead of cancel.
What if...We made it fun!?
What if we had workshops on topics she can relate to.
Self care & Sisterhood Vibes
Skin care, body care, hygiene, healthy eating, fitness, friendship, fashion, beauty, etiquette….
everyday life skills.
TOTAL GIRL WELLNESS
We brought in guest speakers, celebs and people girls actually want to hear from to encourage them on their journey to help them have a beautiful transformation.
WHAT IF she had a place where she could
BE HEARD & BELONG
Well now she does.
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