Middle School Bullying: Facts, Effects, and Treatment
Many middle schoolers believe that if they are being bullied, that it reflects something they did to deserve being treated that way. Regardless of the reasons for which students may be singled out and bullied, at the end of the day the bully is the only person responsible for the bullying. Anyone can be a target of bullying — even kids who excel in school, are popular and participate in sports.
Experiences of mean girls and bullying are common in middle school, but they can still feel isolating. If your daughter is being bullied at school and is struggling socially, switching schools can give her space to focus on herself and her academic goals. Therapeutic boarding schools combine supportive accredited academics with experiential therapies to help girls regain confidence.
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