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March 3rd, 2010, 02:24 AM
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Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Texas
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I'm not usually on this board but I need suggestions and advice.

My daughter is 10 (11 this month) and is going thru so much drama with her friends!
I know this happens and will continue but I've run outta advice for her...and she's heard the same thing so much that I don't think she's listening to me anymore! LOL

Her little group of friends are always bickering! "She's don't wanna be friends with me" "she's not talking to me" "she is saying this...or that...."

Today she came home crying cuz her friend said she doesn't want to be friends with her anymore. My daughter wears her heart on her sleeve and it just breaks her heart to hear things like this.
We live in a small town and this group has been friends since 5yrs of age! Us parents have run out of things to tell them.

I've told her that everyone has their own opinion and has the right to think how they want....that you can control your actions....tell them, ok, whatever and walk away and stay away from them for a few days...you treat your friends the way you'd like to be treated....you deserve to have friends that are nice to you....

Please any suggestions are appreciated!!!
DS Jonathan, 21
DS Cameron, 18
DD Jordyn, 13
DD Cylen, 6
SS Chris, 30
SS Jared, 26
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April 1st, 2010, 08:21 PM
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I remember having this drama myself and my 12 year old has had similar situations and I tell her well then honey I think its time for you to make new friends. Its ok to have more than one best friend. This is a very hard time for them and the next few years there more emotional. They just have to find some friends who are nice. I know its not easy sometimes.
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April 2nd, 2010, 06:07 AM
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Location: Delaware
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It's hard if there is not a lot of other people to pick from for friends. Maybe just have her back off a little. Not hang out with them at school, and definitely not outside of school. Maybe not being with them so much will make them get along better.

It is a hard age, and girls are bickery anyway. I would suggest too that maybe you just listen to her and not really offer any advice. Just a lot of "mmmmhmmm"'s and "that must be awful". See what she comes up with on her own.

Sorry I don't have better advice.

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