Jane - posted on 01/03/2011 ( 5 moms have responded )
In my daughter's freshman year in high school, she was part of a large clique of girls and had a wonderful time, sleepovers, dances, parties, etc. We had just moved to town 2 years previously and she was happy to finally be part of a big group of friends. At the end of the year, she was ousted...as her "best friend" explained to her..she was "full of herself". I can see her point in that my daughter was receiving alot of attention from boys and was on the state-winning varsity dance team as a freshman and possibly didn't handle it very well. Also, she's borderline ADD and I feel she is slightly more immature than these girls. She spent the entire summer alone and has not had much success being accepted into other groups so far her sophomore year. She's really a sweet, good girl and needs another chance (with other girls!). It's heartbreaking as a mom to watch this. I feel it's a growing experience for her, but it's a small, private school and watching your child being rejected is so hard. She says she wants to handle it on her own and doesn't seem depressed, but I think she's socially anxious now as she won't go to dances, games, etc. I just want her to have a good HS experience. I can hardly stand to go to the school and volunteer or pick her up. Any advice or experience with this would be greatly appreciated!!!