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Daughter Being Bullied And Isolated. What Do I Do?
by Lisa J.
My daughter Thea is 11 years old. She has the most beautiful soul of anyone I have ever met. She is very soft spoken and has a hard time standing up for herself. She is so kind and would never dream of hurting another person intentionally. She tends to gravitate towards kids several years younger than her to play with including her younger brother and sister and their friends.
She started having a hard time socially around third grade. She stopped getting any calls for playdates or birthday invitations around this time. I can't for the life of me understand why. Why wouldn't other children want to play with my child?! She has had ONE friend for the last two years, her best friend CJ. They were alike because they were both quiet, sweet and shy.
Starting the sixth grade year (this year) she and her best friend were introduced to a new school and learned that they would not have any classes together. CJ has since made new friends that she has classes with and recently started running and hiding from Thea in the halls and talking to her rudely in front of other girls. Thea goes through entire school days where no one talks to her.
My heart is broken.
I have tried to reach out to CJ's father and have gotten no response. I have even looked into homeschooling options recently.
Someone please tell me what to do. My son has Cystic Fibrosis (a life threatening genetic disease) and yet I have never felt so powerless as a mother and protector as I do right now.