I am the mom of a lovely, kind, caring 16-year old who helps her classmates with their work and everything else. She is in 10th grade and has been left out by all the girls at the weekend pretty much since starting high school. The 'best friend' who she had when she came to the school is very jealous of her and screwed her over in 9th grade and then this year again, taking 5 other friends with her. My daughter regrouped and seems OK during school hours, but nobody invites her at the weekend.
The boys are friendly to her but even the nice ones do not include her at events at the weekend. My hunch is that many of them just hang out together doing sports, but even so.
She wanted to leave the school, but now figures that there is no guarantee that it would be better at the all-girls school she would go to -- from an academic and/or social perspective. She's going into her Junior year so is scared to move as that's the most rigorous year in high school anyway and to start all over again would be tough.
I cry every day and none of my friends have any answers as she is a kid who, on a piece of paper, has it all going for her.
Please let me know if any of you are going through this heartbreak too and if you have any suggestions to help me through and help her too.