I think you've given your DD some great tips and she is doing a great job wrt this situation. Who knows, maybe one day they will be friends?
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2/11/09 at 3:41pm
So we're talking, what, 3rd grade here? Maybe 2nd? IME, this is just the beginning of the "Mean Girls" stage. It probably wouldn't matter what your DD said, if she was from the moon or whatever, they were picking on her because it bothered her, not because they really thought she was Mexican, or even cared if she was Mexican, Idian, European, or Purple. Kids that age will latch onto whatever it is that aggravates and then not let it go. I remember when my own DD went through that and sadly, there's just nothing that can really be done about it except to ignore it and pretend it doesn't bother. Which is hard. Really hard. The more she tries to convince them that she's not Mexican, the more they are likely to keep insisting that she is, and no amount of info is going to change their little minds. All she can do is ignore. Ignore. Ignore. Good luck. It's so tough to be a mom and watch your little princess go through this.