Neighbor Girl Across Street Is Causing too Much Drama With My Daughter
Hi, I am new here.
I thought I'd ask a little advice. I have an almost 10 year old daughter. We have a couple of her schoolmates that live close by (one across the street, one around the corner. ) My daughter is an only child so she loves to play with the neighbors when I don't arrange for other kids to come over. My duaghter is a total extrovert and love the company of other kids.
The neighbor girl across the street "Erika" is more introverted, but my duaghter always wants to play with her (probably because she's close by). Lately "Erika" is saying things like "I like "Susan" better than you (susan lives around the corner) and, "Your Nintendo Sucks", and when they are walking home from the bus stop, my daughter will strike up and conversation and "Erika" will run off. There's also a lot of drama as to who sits by who on the bus - my daughter feels left out most of the time. "Erika" is driving all of us nuts...she is passive aggressive and my daughter is an easy target...honestly "Erika" has few other friends aside from "Susan"....she's a little antisocial. I keep telling my daughter she's better off without her.
I told my daughter she shouldn't play with the "Erika" anymore. She has plenty of other friends at school that don't live in our immediate neighborhood. The problem is that my daughter still wants to play with her...again, it's probably because she the closest. She also doesn't want to sit alone on the bus.
What to do? I'm tired of hearing about all the drama!!