My daughter is 10 years old. While Christmas shopping this past season my daughter and I were in the car and she was looking at her cellphone with a solemn face. I asked her what was wrong and she told me that (friend) had sent her a message telling her that a certain boy calls her a faggot all the time. I told her to message (friend) back and tell her that if she can't send anything but negative messages to her to not text her anymore. (Friend) starting back tracking, I guess realizing what she had done and was begging my daughter not to be mad at her.
A few weeks later (friend) sent another hurtful text message and also prank called my daughter. My mother (retired school teacher) was at my house and answered the next call and a boy was on (friend's) phone and told my mother "bull crap" when she told him that my daughter was not available. My daughter has not answered calls from this (friend) since this incident. My problem with this is...we go to church with (friend) and her family. (Friend) and my daughter have always played well together. It seems when (friend) is around this boy she acts out towards my daughter in hurtful ways.
Always tells my daughter that she isn't as pretty as she is. Just recently (friend 2) spent the night and we went out to eat. (Friend 2) told my daughter while eating that a certain boy shot her a bird at an event we just left from. I asked (friend 2) why she said that. (Friend 2) sunk down in her seat and lowered her head. I told her that I wasn't mad at her, but just wanted to correct her on what is appropriate to say to her friend, my daughter. I told her we shouldn't tell our friends things like that. If you do have to tell them something negative, you should follow with something positive like "I took up for you", "I told him he better not ever shoot you a bird again".
Any advice on this????
Answer by aheuszel at 12:47 PM on Jan. 13, 2011
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