4. Like yourself even if they don't.
My mother always used to ask me if I would jump off a bridge just because my friends did. Nope. I've never really been a follower and I suspect you aren't either. Just flip that example and ask yourself why you'd stop singing your own praises just because the mean girl called you names?
5. In Other Words...
Let them jump off that bridge. You just make sure you stop short of the edge, hold your head high, and high-five yourself for carving out your own path.
Pauline Campos is Latina Magazine's #DIMELO love, advice, & relationship columnist. Send her a question here. Connect with her on her blog, www.aspiringmama.com , facebook, and follow her on twitter: @pauline_campos.