Yesterday my girl came home from school feeling sad. She hardly said anything all afternoon and evening, wanted to be by herself. Near bedtime she came and sat with me on the couch in the living room. A little touch here and there, a head on my shoulder for a minute or two. Still no words, just that she was sad and it was something that happened at school.
Oh, to be a thirteen year old girl. I never want to be there again. The emotions, the nasty word said by a friend that can leave you feeling devastated. The cute boy that doesn’t know you exist. Being a very shy and gentle person in a world that doesn’t feel that way sometimes.
How do you convince a thirteen year old that these things will pass and tomorrow is another day? Is there a way to convince a thirteen year old, or do they just need to learn on their own?