I don't know of there is advice - it might be mostly a vent, but any wisdom is welcome too.
So, my dd12 is having a friend issue at school. She's just started grade 7 in a new jr high school. Her friends from her class last year are in the same school, but a different class. They've been pretty tight through the last school year, having a sleepover just last week.
Yesterday, her friends deliberately ran off from her when it was time to walk home from school. She was upset of course. This morning, they all walked together as usual. Dd didn't mention it but asked one of the girls later if they were mad, and she said no and then left the conversation.
Today after school they did the same thing again. Dd is pretty upset, and I agree with her they are being jerks (I'd like to use a stronger word.) She tried to call one girl after school, but her mom said she was busy, which may or may not be true.
I've talked to her about how girls can be, and I suggested she should talk to them directly, or spend more time cultivating some of her new friends in her class. Understandably she doesn't really want to lose her friends. Though, she also said she felt like telling their parents and getting them in trouble (which she won't do, but I ca understand the sentiment.)
I'm not sure what more to tell her - maybe she really has to just live through it. Generally she's got a fair bit of self-respect, but she's also a loyal person and really doesn't get this kind of thing. I hate to see her letting herself be treated badly.
I would like to slap the little #@%^&*$ myself.
Why are girls that age so nasty?