My daughter has a best friend that she has known since birth and a new best friend that she has recently been hanging around with. Last Saturday she went shopping and spent the night with the old best friend at her grandma's house. Apparently, while shopping with the old friend, she talked alot about the new friend, she also bought a purse for herself and the new friend that matched.(She also bought a necklace to match the old friends necklace.) She was also scheduled to attend a birthday party later in the day for the new friend's little sister. The old best friend's mother told me that her daughter was hurt about the purse and the fact that my daughter talked so much about the new friend. My daughter has tried 3 times to get the 3 of them together and new friend says no. Should my daughter apologize to her old friend? For what? Should she continue to try and get them all together? should she not talk about friends?
Answer by NovemberLove at 12:08 PM on Mar. 13, 2009
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Answer by tropicalmama at 6:37 AM on Mar. 13, 2009
You daughter is young and learning about social boundaries. She didn't do anything wrong on purpose, but the girls need to talk and keep things going in a positive direction. If the other girl is hurt is needs to be acknowledged at some level. This is a sensitive time for girls. I'm concerned why the new girl seems to be saying NO to all three spending time together. Seems possibly controlling. I live by the saying: make new friends, but keep the old, one is silver the other gold. There is room for more than 'one' friend. Young girls may need some guided intervention from time to time.
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