Hi, I'm Dr. Laura Schlessinger and welcome to our YouTube Channel. I got a question from Arianna:
"I have three children; two girls in the second and fifth grades and one boy in the first grade. [Poor kid...two older sisters to nag him.] The girls are having a harder time emotionally than my son. There are a lot of cliques in their classes and the fifth graders are wearing make-up and dressing sexy. I'm trying to keep my girls decent and pure but it's very tough when the other girls tease them. What should I do?"
Put them in a private religious school or home school them. [Laughs] The other option is teach them how to be strong. When I was a kid, I actually got physically beaten up a number of times because my mother was "Italian", she was a "foreigner", she was an "immigrant," so I know all about the being teased and picked on to the point of one time I was tossed down a flight of stairs in grammar school. It's funny now, but it wasn't at the time. But you learn to be tough.
So, as you know, I'm picked on and bullied a lot in my adult life and I'm better and better at handling it because my parents let me get through the tougher times in school. So you can protect them, put cotton around them, or you can teach them how to deal with the creeps and the pains and the bullies.
I'm Dr. Laura Schlessinger, [grunts and puts her fists up] till next time on our YouTube channel. [Laughs]