My daughter and a neighbor's daughter (both 12) were friends until my daughter had some friends over, and my neighbor's daughter found out she was not invited. Now the neighbor's daughter and her mother are not speaking to me or my daughter.
Normally I would not give this a second thought, but our daughters have several mutual friends. One was here playing when she told me, unprompted, that the neighbor's mother spent time telling her what a "bad seed" and a "bad influence" my daughter is. She even went to far to say my other daugher, who is 7, is probably the reason why which is crazy because she doesn't even know her!
For the record, my daughter is NOT a bad influence. She has straight A's, her teachers and others comment to me often as to what a sweet girl she is and she was captain of her team sport.
The neighbor is not speaking to me, which is behavior I'd expect of a 12 year old, not an adult. I really could care less about her not speaking to me but I am concerned that this behavior is going to escalate and/or cause my dauther heartache as she attempts to turn their mutual friends against her. Do I continue to bite my tongue or confront her and ask her to stop?
Asked by Anonymous at 9:16 PM on Jul. 5, 2011 in Tweens (9-12)
Answer by TARARENEE at 9:22 PM on Jul. 5, 2011
Answer by Razzle_Dazzle1 at 9:23 PM on Jul. 5, 2011
Answer by LeJane at 10:26 PM on Jul. 5, 2011
Answer by cege at 2:04 AM on Jul. 7, 2011
Answer by Anonymous at 2:09 AM on Jul. 7, 2011
I wouldn't approach her. All that is going to do, is make things worse. Ignore it. Let your actions speak for you, and your child.
Answer by Christine0813 at 8:31 AM on Jul. 7, 2011
Answer by tyfry7496 at 10:47 AM on Jul. 7, 2011
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