Girls plus drama equals more drama! Girls often get stuck thinking obsessively about emotionally charged situations. That can be a problem, unless you can get girls to replace drama with other thoughts and move on.
With some adult guidance and diligence, this detachment from drama can be successful. It can even become a new, healthy friendship habit! A girl just needs to do three things:
- Notice when the drama replays in her head
- Let the drama go
- Point her mind in a different direction
One idea for detaching from drama is to give her a “Dramameter.” A simple counter clicker will work fine. Every time she notices herself thinking about the drama or replaying it in her head, she clicks it, pauses, takes a deep breath and imagines the problem floating away in a balloon. As the drama goes up, up, and away, she has to come up with a positive thought to take the place of the drama.
Detaching from drama, when learned at a young age, can empower girls to be happier and to enjoy healthier relationships throughout their lives. On December 6th, we’ll be talking more about this fresh approach and how we’re adding it to our When Girls Hurt Girls curriculum. We would love for you to join us! The live teleclass is free and the audio recording is $5. To learn more and register today, please click here!
Many girls in Grades 3-12 don’t know the difference between a Calmback™ and a Comeback. This lack of knowledge limits their ability to solve relationship problems.
That’s why we’re excited to bring you this teleclass, which will help your girls speak up for themselves in a calm, strong manner when faced with emotional bullying, a.k.a. girl drama or relational aggression.
Calmbacks™ vs. Comebacks – How to Teach Girls the Difference
Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Time: 4:00 PM Central Time (5:00 PM Eastern Time)
Call Length: 30 minutes
Can’t make the call? Purchase the audio download of this call for only $5 when you click here.
The call is free when you join us live on October 18th.
Can’t make it live? No problem! You can get the recording and transcript for just $5.
We look forward to sharing with you.
A Way Through, LLC, has added another staff member to accommodate the growth of programs related to preventing relational aggression, a.k.a. emotional bullying.
Kylie Noecker has joined A Way Through as Project Coordinator. Noecker’s responsibilities include researching and coordinating projects such as certification, the continuing rollout of GAPRA, the Global Alliance for Preventing Relational Aggression, and strategic and business planning documentation. In 2010-2011, Noecker served as a marketing intern for A Way Through, handling various projects while she earned her degree in Communication Studies and minor in Business Administration from the University of Iowa. She graduated in May and began working with A Way Through in June.
“During my internship, I saw Blair and Jane’s dedication to finding solutions to dealing with relational aggression,” said Noecker. “Relational aggression is a huge issue — it’s a global problem. People are becoming more aware of relational aggression. I’m proud to be part of providing the tools and solutions to deal with it.”
About A Way Through, LLC
A Way Through, LLC, equips educators and parents to guide girls in grades K-8 through painful friendships. The company developed When Girls Hurt Girls®, an award-winning series of CDs, educational guides and other products, to empower girls to solve their own friendship problems. A Way Through also offers workshops for schools, youth organizations and others to help educators, parents and girls handle the difficult situations girls face with relational aggression. For details, see www.AWayThrough.com.