A Note From the L.A. Teen Therapist
It’s not uncommon for teenage girls to pick on others who stand out from the crowd. What you are describing is called envy. Read on to discover how to put a stop to jealousy and envy.– Sandra
“I’m a cheerleader and I can do cool tricks and flips. My friends think I’m showing off but I’m really not like that at all. I’ve tried to tell them but they are ignoring me. What do I do now??”
Sometimes, when you have something that someone else wants, they try to take it away from you by putting it down. This is one of the main reasons that gossip magazines are so popular. Everyone wants to hear the dirt on the stars who appear to be living the “dream life”.
YOU HAVE CHOICES:
- You can just keep doing what you are doing, knowing that you will just have to put up with other girls acting upset.
- You can stop doing all your cool tricks and anything else that makes you stand out.
- You can share what you have by helping those who are interested learn to do some cool tricks of their own.
I recommend sharing as a way to build a bridge between you and those who wish they had what you have. Of course, there may still be some who won’t accept your gift, but a number of people will realize what a really nice person and real friend you are.
To have good friends you first need to be a good friend. Good friends share what they have. Good friends stick up for each other. Good friends are kind to each other. Good friends encourage each other to be the best they can be.
… EMPOWERING TEENS TO BE THEIR BEST SELVES.
“The best example of Sandra’s work is in my daughter’s renewed enthusiasm and attitude towards life. My daughter now sees every problem as one that can be solved, every uncomfortable experience as an opportunity to learn and grow. Sandra’s work with my daughter has helped her become a more secure, confident and happy individual.”
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