Before school each day, I would put just a little bit more tissue in my bra. When it looked like I was truly developed, some tissues popped out, and now everyone knows I stuffed. The other day, a boy said, “I have a cold. Do you have a Kleenex?” and some girls laughed.
That is definitely mortifying enough to be on the And How
Was Your Day? Page. But this too shall pass. And guess what? Your classmates
made fun of you because they are as self-conscious and insecure as you are.
Will they mature emotionally? Yes. Will you mature physically? Yes. Will the
waiting period be hard for everybody? Yes.
While it’s tough, try not to pay attention to the teasing
because it will just show the jerky kids they succeeded in upsetting you. For
now, work on accepting your own changing body. (Curvy girls complain, too.)
Maybe you could get more involved in sports and dance—you might come to
appreciate your body for what it does rather than how it looks.
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BY CAROL WESTON ON 8/16/2014 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN bras, bullying 101, how to deal with a bully, dealing with gossip, dear carol, advice from Carol Weston