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Sigh. Friendship issues

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CeliaFate Fri 21-Oct-11 09:36:43

Dd just got a call from a friend. Dd couldn't hear her, the line was bad, so she kept saying "pardon?" She then overheard her friend say "God, she's thick" then the friend hung up.
This has come on top of other issues thread here
Is this normal? I've advised dd to ring her back and try to resume the conversation, but she's feeling very hurt. I don't want to make everything a big issue, but it's like a minefield isn't it?! I was crap at this when I was her age, maybe dd can't "play the game" like other girls, ie she never knows how to respond to stuff that other girls can talk and giggle about for ages.

mummytime Fri 21-Oct-11 09:50:10

Read my advice on the other thread, read the book.
Get her some new interests and new friends (preferably ones who are friends).
Get her to know people inb different contexts, so Guides where most people don't go to her school etc. Encourage her in what she is good at. Don't panic.

CeliaFate Fri 21-Oct-11 10:03:46

Thanks mummytime. It's the straw that broke the camel's back this morning. I'm just sick of bitchy girls who seem to have it in for dd because she's so nice. That's a complete over-reaction and I know it's not true, but I'm feeling like a mother tiger this morning!

mummytime Fri 21-Oct-11 13:27:38

Oh I know how you feel. I was so relieved when DD left primary school and got away from the "gang". Just really do try to let your DD have a good half-term and work on strategies for finding real friends.

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