This article caught my eye because so many of my students talk about popularity, how it effects them and the challenges they face. I was not popular in my school days. In fact, popular girls were the reason I didn’t enjoy my school days. I didn’t like them because they made me feel small and insignificant. But deep down inside I wanted to be like them. Oh, the irony.
In today’s world, it’s no secret that children are under a lot of pressure to be popular. With social media, TV, and movies all sending the message that being popular is the most important thing, it’s no wonder kids are feeling the pressure.
But being popular doesn’t have to be the be-all and end-all for kids. There are ways to help them navigate the popularity scene without getting caught up in all the drama.