Myra - posted on 02/24/2015 ( 12 moms have responded )
She says that there are girls at her school who follow her around but she does not want to be hanging out w/ these children because they're 'dramatic' and once in a while there's always crying. She's in Grade 7 at a school where we live in Canada in a different district. They won't let her get away from them and one of them would pull her hand and drag her along. I've spoken to the teacher AND the school counselor but they say that it's kid business and that they should be learning to solve their own problems - but let the parents know if anything is physically hurting them - my daughter wounded up crying today.
They also do not let her hang out w/ younger/bigger kids because they say she needs to stay within girls her age and my daughter says she dislikes that. She asked me why we had to have her be at school everyday and me and my husband told her calmly that our government requires all the kids to go to school to get an education, and we cannot have her attend a school too far away. She seems to understand that and is not too upset
Something upset her today - she says that the girls 'judged' her by her social media accounts and that she can't interact w/ older kids on or off line because they are 'too old'. I told her that she has my permission to friend whomever she knows as long as the profile is appropriate but she says the kids force her along. She has only four more months before she goes into high school - in our school district, yes - and she is getting more excited about being in high school and meeting new people. She seems very bothered by these schoolmates and says they bully her but then it seems to me that they want her to stay within her peer group. They say that she's obsessed w/ kids that are more older than her and I do not have issues w/ her hanging out w/ other people but they seem to .... she's never been a big fan of the other Grade 7 girls in her school but has lots of friends outside of school and hangs out w/ our 16 y/o neighbor. She is very upset. Ideas?