Don't you wish you had a GPS system that would help you navigate all the social drama of a school hallway?
- If you feel defective, you're less likely to stand up for yourself if peers make fun of you.
- If you're hiding your pain from your friends, you can't be truthful with them when the pain flares and affects your plans and interactions.
The best way to deal with peer problems is to accept yourself for who you are - pain and all. That way, you can build honest, authentic relationships in which you both give and expect respect.
Learn the ins and outs of standing up for yourself and asserting your rights.