'Girls are cool. But we are not always cool to each other.'
Being a teenager is hard work, but being a teenage girl is even harder!
And to top it all off, instead of supporting each other through these
challenging years, girls tend to cut each other down. Far from being
made of sugar and spice, teenage girls are instead powered by a
multitude of body changing, mind bending hormones, making the complex
terrain of social relationships harder than ever to navigate. Surviving
the gossip, note passing, taunting and teasing of school is a challenge
for any teen, but without doubt, it is girls who specialise in the art
of being "mean".
Why do we behave this way? And what can we do to break these painful
cycles of envy and passive-aggression? Packed with no-nonsense
explanations and positive advice for both victims and "mean" girls,
Bonnie Burton outlines how we can isolate the "mean" from the teen and
find permanent and positive solutions to female bullying. Illustrations and black and white photography