I'm just full of angst today.
My 14 year old DD has been ousted by her group of friends. They were all the "popular" girls, and my DD was too. Frankly, I think they were probably like "Mean Girls". I've discussed with my DD many, many, many times about what is a real friend and treating other people like you want to be treated, etc...
I don't know if any of it sank in. She says she was not a "Mean Girl", but I don't know. I've tried so many times to encourage other friendships because I knew how this would turn out.
She has been to counseling before, but she wasn't really into it and told the counselor what she wanted to hear. I don't know if another round would help if she's not willing, ykwim?
Part of me is really hoping this lesson sticks because I know how middle school girls are. I never wanted my kid to be one of "those girls".
I don't know what to do for her other than encourage other friendships and try to get her involved in other things. I thought volleyball would be a long term thing, but this past year crushed that.