Jenny - posted on 02/01/2012 ( 9 moms have responded )
My daughter is in 3rd grade, been in the same school since K. She has always had friends and playmates and loved school. Half way through 2nd grade her best friend started hanging out with another child who teases my daughter, and will never let her play with them. She will seem fine one day and then is just in tears the next because no one likes her anymore. I have tried to encourage her to go find some new friends to play with at recess. But she is so shy. Her best friend (who only plays with her outside of school), does not join in the teasing at school, but also will not defend her or do anything to help her. I have also talked to her friend, told her that it's fine for them to have different friends, but it's not ok to let her other kids pick on my daughter. It breaks my heart to see my little girl so unhappy, please, any advise to help her? It is also very hard to see these two girls growing apart. they have been together since they were 6 months old, anything i can do to help my daughters friend see how badly she is hurting her?