Shame is unspoken, toxic and destructive. When we shame a child it can have lasting effects. Yet we all do it. Why? And how can we repair the damage?
In schools we talk constantly about protecting girls from harm. We teach them about paedophiles, on-line grooming, sexting, and the harm caused by drug and alcohol use. In reality, the more likely destructive influence on an adolescent girl’s day to day life is the damage they do to one another in their friendship groups…Relational aggression.