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My daughter is a H U G E Harry Potter fan, so obviously she enjoys J.K Rowling’s work. I imagine if J.K told her, “Sweetheart, it takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to your friends, don’t be afraid- they’re not always right,” she would be inclined to listen. I am sure she would sit there with her hands placed under her chin gleefully ready to hear whatever else J.K had to say.
I am not J.K. I am just her Mama; her not-so-famous, nor rich, amateur-writing Mama. I have tales to tell, I am not sure if she would like for me to elaborate with her hands held under her chin gleefully, but I do know a thing or two about a thing or two. So, since that is the case let’s pretend I’m J.K for a few minutes, shall we… (remember I am an amateur, no need to critique)
Dear Young Teen Girls,
You are at the age where things are changing, people are changing, friendships grow and sadly some die. I have a quote that some people are not fans of, but I think you should hear this, soak it in:
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
I am not asking you to declare war on your friends or to be hoity-toity, but what I am saying, is to stand for the good and the right that is missing from this world. You will know when to pick your battles, but you must listen to your favourite person… you. Yes, you! You should be your favourite person. Love yourself, respect yourself, and do not allow others to disrespect you or others around you.
The term “mean girls” is a part of our vernacular, because there are mean girls. It is deplorable that some girls are mislead by the fallacy that tearing down others will build them up- that is utter rubbish! You do not need to bring someone down to bring yourself up. If you see this injustice, say something. Be kind. The antagonist never wins in my book. 😉
I am asking you to be the hero of your life, if you need saving… safe yourself. Yes, saving yourself can mean asking someone for help. We cannot do everything alone. If a friend needs help, and they are not hearing you and something needs to be done: ASK FOR HELP! Sometimes, standing up to a friend can save a life. Let them know life is worth living.
If you happen to have a friend who is a boy, and he takes you to a school dance and buys you a fancy dinner that does NOT mean you owe him anything. If he parks the car and locks the doors and you feel uncomfortable tell him. And if he is persistent in his attempts to go further with you get out of the car, call someone, you do not deserve that- this boy is not your friend.
Friends do not always have to agree. You do not have to do what your friends are doing and if they are pressuring you do what they think is “cool” stand up for your morals. Your morals may differ from theirs you do not have to adapt to fit theirs. A good friend will understand who you are and will not push.
I could write a book on this, but I will stop there.
J.K (Okay, that’s a pseudonym) A.O.K ♡
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