Hi, I'm Ashley. My oldest daughter is 8, almost 9 and in 3rd grade. She has two girl friends that are in the same grade as her, and they have been friends their whole lives. These girls parents are mine and my husbands close friends and we all do almost everything together and the kids usually play fine together. Last week, my daughter came to me and said that one of the girls, we'll call her Kayla, was ignoring her and wouldn't let her play with she and her other friend, let's call her Taylor. My daughter couldn't figure out why they were treating her so badly and kept trying to ask them why they were upset with her but they continued to ignore her or tell her she couldn't play with them. My daughter does have other friends, so I encouraged her to play with them and try to ignore what's going on with Kayla and Taylor and let it pass, but not to stoop to their level. Yesterday when she came home she said they were all friends again. I'm not too fond of her friend Kayla, she is a bully and doesn't like her friends to have any other friends but her, and I would be happy if my daughter didn't play with her, but was glad they were getting along again. Today when I picked her up, my daughter told me that she and Kayla are not friends anymore and she played with another friend of hers today. She and Taylor are in the same class at school, and she told me she sits next to her and that Taylor was being mean to her today and pushed her out of line somewhere at school. I keep encouraging my daughter to continue to be nice to them and try to ignore them when they're being mean, but she doesn't seem to know how to do that. She just keeps trying to get them to tell her why they're mad and be friends with them still. What I'm wondering is, should I talk to their parents(our close friends) about what's happening, or should I just let them deal with it themselves and only step in if things get out of hand? I don't want to cause more problems for my daughter, because I know Kayla will give her more problems if I talk to her mom and she will probably deny everything, but I just don't know what, if anything I should do!