Drama…no thanks

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“If you can’t say it to someone’s face, don’t say it to anyone else. If you are upset, angry, or unhappy with a situation, face it head on, don’t be a “behind the scenes” person stirring the pot hoping someone else will join your battle.”  Told to me by my father in my teen years.  One of the wisest bits of advice he shared with me.  He was a very wise man.

I have always been a person who does not like drama.  I will avoid people and situations I know create or thrive on it.  Everyone has some drama in their lives but school age girls are the worst. I had/have many acquaintances that I consider friends but not close friends as I do not like the drama they drag around.  In school most of my friends were boys or other “cowgirls” as we had no time for drama in the barn focusing on riding our horses.

I have shared this information with my children over the years.  My 12 year old daughter is now dealing with the typical girl drama and is showing she has learned by example of walking away and avoiding the drama creators in her class stating “shallow girls are not worth my time”.  That makes me one happy mother!!

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4 thoughts on “Drama…no thanks

  1. Excellent advice! Of our three, only our youngest, a boy, has ever been caught up in the drama game, and even he avoids it most of the time (being an actor/musician he’s surrounded by it constantly!). But tween/teen drama is totally unhealthy – not to mention ANNOYING. So I’m thankful it wasn’t part of our household! -Amy at http://www.momgoeson.wordpress.com

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