Awww I love this one. Real conversation I had with my boy this year. I thought I was giving him the right advice when I said, “Try not to smack talk. You never know what someone is going through. Just in your class alone, there’s a girl trying to get over her parent’s divorce and a girl whose dad is dying of cancer.”
Then my feelings got hurt by an Adult Mean Girl at work. Out of curiosity I asked my son what he’d do.
“Girls get compliments all the time, so they are not prepared when they are insulted. Boys insult each other all the time on the daily. They brush it off.”
I am good at forgiving and letting things go but this made me get over the hump.