Harmony vs. The Mean Girls

Hey Harmony,

There’s a girl at my school who makes fun of anyone who she thinks isn’t cool. Including me. I want to stand up for myself, but I don’t know what to say. And I worry if I say anything, she’ll just make fun of me more. What should I do?

Sincerely,

Uncool in School

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Harmony: 

*Sigh*. Mean girls have been around since the beginning of time. Awful, I know. The good news is we’ve had plenty of time to figure out how to deal with these tyrants. First of all, you GOTTA stand up for yourself. But you don’t have to be aggressive about it or anything. Two wrongs don’t make a right. Or so I’ve heard. 

Remember this: she’s mean because she’s insecure, and probably because someone’s been mean to her. So, what I would do is kill her with kindness. Next time she picks on you, give her a compliment. She may not deserve it, but it will stop her right in her tracks and make her regret the day she ever bugged you. If that doesn’t work, I may have to come down there and give her a piece of my mind!

Hugs,

Harmony.