I can't believe Dominique is done with Elementary already!. Our baby is going to Junior High next year. How exciting and scary for her, and me, at the same time. I know it will be a fun year with so many fun things to do, new friends and activities...but she is not so sure yet. I'm happy that this school year is over though. It wasn't a fun 6th grade for Dominique. She struggled with some self steam, mean girls and not really good friendships issues the whole time, that finally turned really bad at the end of the year. She cried most of the days because she didn't wanna go to school anymore. She felt lonely and sad, with no friends. It was hard, as a mom, to see her going through something like that, specially when she came from school telling us how lonely she felt all the time. Girls were been mean to her. Her self-steam went to the floor and I think she was having a really hard time learning/knowing who she was. Lots of body/hormones changing for her. She got her period for the first time when we got back from Chile and... WOW hormones were running crazy in our home!. She was feeling pretty awkward. I bet she didn't know about how to "feel normal" anymore with so much going on in her life all at the same time. I remembered when I was her age...I didn't know who I was anymore because I wasn't a little girl but I hated to see all the changes in my body and feelings that I couldn't control or understand most of the time. I felt so weird!..I was happy one minute and the next I was crying like crazy because of the word of a song!...Friends were friends one day and the next day were my worst enemies at school...It was hard to concentrate at school, I always had a crush on some boy from my school and suffered because he didn't even notice that I even existed some days!... I remembered that I was screaming and yelling for every little thing and argued with my mom a lot, you know?...my mom didn't know anything about life at that time... I felt that my mom was really annoying!...haha
I'm so glad that things changed for me after I got married!...hahaha.
I didn't know what to say or do things so I wouldn't make things worst. So we decided with Kyle to take her to therapy. We were a little bit concerned with the "self steam" issues more than anything. We prayed and felt it was the best for her before she goes to Junior High were things could be hard depending on how she feels about herself. We want her to be confident and happy as she was before...after a month she is doing way much better learning more about her changes. It helped us to be better parents too. I can say that I'm really happy were we are now. The worst is gone and she is learning little by little how to deal with herself, different situations and people.
She is learning that sometimes growing is not fun BUT that she will be ok!