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To want to weep at the awfulness of Y6 girls?

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MandSPressedApple Tue 01-Dec-15 16:35:20

I include my own DD in that sad

Why why why why why?!

originalmavis Tue 01-Dec-15 16:36:05

Oh dear. What's occurred?

goodnightdarthvader1 Tue 01-Dec-15 16:37:55

I'll come back to this thread once the OP actually explains.

MandSPressedApple Tue 01-Dec-15 16:40:29

Sarky comments back and forth, causing tears, excitement and hysteria. WhatsApp then gets involved. Teachers get involved.

Everything gets sorted out. And then someone tells someone else that they kissed their boyfriend.

<scream>

MandSPressedApple Tue 01-Dec-15 16:42:00

Thankfully, DD does not have a phone and wouldn't countenance kissing a boy, but is gleefully excited by all of the drama.

dingit Tue 01-Dec-15 16:42:03

Sadly they don't improve, even in year 11 ( bitter experience) angry

velourvoyageur Tue 01-Dec-15 16:42:14

Y6 boys can be exactly the same....smile

MandSPressedApple Tue 01-Dec-15 16:43:41

Oh don't say that, dingit, I am clinging onto the fact that they are all hopefully going to different schools.

Enjolrass Tue 01-Dec-15 16:49:57

We had with dd (now in year 7) and it's calmed down for the time being at least.

Now they aren't in eachother a pockets all day and had new friends they all get on loads better.

Dd was disappointed that her best friend weren't in any classes, but me and her mum were relived.

All similar things to you OP and terrible gossips.

I put it down to the fact that they were a small class in a small school and just getting on eachother nerves.

It's probably the same with boys but ds is only in reception so can't shed any light on it.

Shockers Tue 01-Dec-15 16:53:58

Year 6 boys can be just as dreadful!

Thankfully, both sexes have their moments of loveliness too.

(Ex Year 6 TA wink)

BoboChic Tue 01-Dec-15 16:56:13

I think overfamiliarity and too much proximity breed a particularly unpleasant form of boredom when DC are in Y6. Add in a bit of technology and a few hormones kicking in and you have a recipe for bad behaviour.

As others say, Y7 brings some welcome new challenges to divert their attention.

MabelSideswipe Tue 01-Dec-15 16:57:08

My son has a horrible time in Year 6. I was so happy when he left and he is much happier in secondary. My daughter is now in year 6 and some of the girls are being horrible to each other but luckily she lets it all wash over her and has expanded her friendship group.

MandSPressedApple Tue 01-Dec-15 16:57:42

It's so disappointing as a parent. You want to make sure they enjoy their last Christmas at a primary school and their behaviour just doesn't warrant it sad

Shakshuka Tue 01-Dec-15 17:09:27

It is a difficult time for them. My dd is in Yr 7 equivalent now (although she's in the same small school until end of Yr 9) and it is very difficult helping them navigate through these social relationships.

I guess all we can do is hold their hands and try to provide as much support and advice as we can as they learn and develop. It's a learning process and they will make mistakes as they go along. It's helping them realise their mistakes and develop strategies to remain true to their values which helps them develop into empathetic adults with strong social connections.

ShebaShimmyShake Tue 01-Dec-15 17:13:59

I'd like to be able to say it gets better when they grow up...

pointythings Tue 01-Dec-15 17:22:21

My DDs were fine in Yr6. D1 is now almost 15 and emerging from a tough stage, DD2 is almost 13 and is far, far worse now than she was in Yr6.

SoWhite Tue 01-Dec-15 17:30:52

Oh don't say that, dingit, I am clinging onto the fact that they are all hopefully going to different schools.

She'll make new friends, and carry on as per usual with them!

That's aged 10-18 for you! Of both genders.

TheoriginalLEM Tue 01-Dec-15 17:33:19

My DD is in yr6 and is a lovely sensitive little soul (too sensitive) and doesn't really have many friends. I have heard about al of this Whatsapp and instagram - thankfully she hasn't asked because the answer would be a resounding no.

GirlAtTheEndOfTheWorld Tue 01-Dec-15 17:33:35

Year6 is the trading ground for the horror that is Year9 girls

GirlAtTheEndOfTheWorld Tue 01-Dec-15 17:35:10

training not trading.........sigh!!

Bakeoffcake Tue 01-Dec-15 17:36:44

My DDs both had great times in Y6.

However as Girl says, Y9 was a horrendous.

PurpleGreenAvocado Tue 01-Dec-15 17:37:12

Enlighten me please, why are Whatsapp and Instagram such bad news? They weren't around when #1 was a teenager and #2 is too year so far, why should I say no to them?

SoWhite Tue 01-Dec-15 17:37:48

I agree with pp - I remember from my own life, and life of my two now-adult girls - year 9 is peak-bitch.

LumpySpacedPrincess Tue 01-Dec-15 17:45:25

The boys are just as bad and can be really nasty to each other but their behaviour won't be labeled. All the girls will be labeled as bitches but with the boys it's just "banter." hmm

M48294Y Tue 01-Dec-15 17:48:34

Yes, there were lots of fallings out in my Year 6 (way back in 1974 ha ha!) but I personally had no problems in secondary. I am very thankful that my 14 nearly 15 year old girl has little interest in social media and most of her friends are the same. They text each other but no fb, whatsapp, instagram or anything. They must be the geekiest girls on the planet!

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