My daughter is in middle school and I must report that it is as drama filled if not more so, than middle school was when I was growing up. I remember middle school being a time when girls became REALLY difficult. The whole competition over boys, even when I didn't think I was competing. The competition over grades, the judgemental comments over how people dressed, the gossip, the DRAMA!
It was in middle school that I became best friends with a friend in the neighborhood, Kristy. She lived a block away and went to a different school. The beauty of that was that I could tell her my stories and she could tell me hers without either of us saying "that is not what I heard" or some other catty comment. We became best friends, and essentially told the rest of the world to "screw you" and hung out with guys because the girls were just too much work.
Now, my daughter is going through this. The girls at school are gossip central and it is overflowing onto her soccer team as well. For years she has had a lot of guy friends and is leaning towards them even more because girls are getting to be too much work. I wish I had good advice on how to deal with the girl drama, but I don't. So, I am supporting her hanging with the boys.
Any advice for dealing with middle school girl drama?