In empty classrooms, stairwells, school buses and at home, when a parent is away, it's happening more and more often. In Peters last year, a group of middle school girls, calling themselves the "Pop-Tarts," banded together to offer oral sex at parties. The provocative new movie "Thirteen," which was released this week, graphically depicts this trend.
The teen years are filled with all types of mean girls. From frenemies and fake friends to toxic friendships and controlling girls, their mean girl behavior from often leaves other feeling hurt, puzzled and distraught. Mean behavior is not normal girl behavior, and your daughter will have no idea how to respond without some coaching from you.
Powered by WordPress. With the grim statistics on teen single mothers and how many of them are mired in poverty, it might be hard to see anything positive in the situation. But Chicago teenager Trameka Pope decided she was not going to be a tragic statistic.
It was a way for the community to shame her for her adultery. Slut-shaming is a form of cyberbullying where girls are targeted on social media and bullied through degradation or humiliation for their sexuality. What this means is that girls are often ridiculed for the way they look, the way they dress and their presumed level of sexual activity. One third of all middle and high school students experienced having someone make unwelcome sexual comments, jokes, or gestures about them.
There are a few girls at school who are jealous of those friendships so they do what petty middle school girls do: lash out at her anonymously with markers on bathroom stalls. My daughter is also pregnant. During her last day of seventh grade, she had eaten too much ice cream and while almost everyone else was running around outside playing games, my daughter sat, pale and nauseous in the heat of the afternoon sun.
Getting through school while pregnant is a challenge, but the rewards are huge. While college students may have the option to take some time off with no consequences, middle and high school students often struggle to stay in classes and avoid dropping out. If you live in the United States, your school is required under Title IX to support your studies, accommodate your medical needs, and protect you from discrimination, harassment, and bullying. Categories: Teenage Pregnancy.