It's hurtful when a stranger approaches and says something snotty and biting. But, you can shake it off and move on. It's even more hurtful when that someone is a teacher, a mentor, someone that you have trusted and that you look up to for guidance and help.
But, I can't do that for her. I won't be there with her all of the time...eventually she has to learn to cope and to choose when and how to respond to such acts. I can give her all of the advice in the world, but in the end it's up to her.