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And though I have bought the necessary supplies, how do I prepare my children for bullies, snarky kids, and just plain mean people?
We have already dealt with some not so nice mouthy kids. I offered three suggestions:
1. You gotta get thick skin and ignore them
2. Tell them something witty, like, "You will probably still be living with your parents when you are 40 and I will remember this when I am your boss"
I am sure she is still living with her parents.
The reply after a long pause, "Mom, that's my friend."
Oops. Just add that comment to my other one about the highlighters and pens in the outside pocket of the backpack looking baby-ish... Hey, I am parent of the year here.