Miss Tween, who turned 12 last week, has been subjected to bullying by a girl called Summer, and Summer's mother has also attempted to bully Miss Tween with a horrendous post on Miss Tween's instagram page.
I'm not sure what kind of person thinks it is acceptable to post a vicious tirade on an 11 year old's Instagram page rather than to take it up with the parent of the child. The woman was responding to a comment which Summer alleges Miss Tween made about Summer's pony. Miss Tween did not make the comment; and even if she had, the posting she received was completely over the top.
The woman helpfully ended her comment by saying Miss T or her parents could contatct her if they wanted to discuss it further.
However, when Miss T's mum tried to call, the mother refused to answer the phone. She also refused to respond to messages asking to discuss it.
Whatever this woman thinks Miss Tween has said, the rant that she had is just appalling.
Miss Tween has literally only just turned 12 and has a very strong concept of fair and unfair. Being unjustly accused of something has hit her hard, much harder than being called out for something she had actually done. She is reeling from the browbeating this woman has given her, and cannot understand the vitriol behind it.
The irony is that the girl concerned is one of those "Mean Girl" types, and has constantly been belittling Miss Tween because she loans rather than owns a pony.
It's a challenge trying to help kids navigate Mean Girl behaviour. When the behaviour shown by the parent is even worse, it's even harder to help.