Thursday, May 5, 2011
Stewing over my daughter's snobby junior high class
It's so hard watching my beautiful daughter go through an entire year not making one real friend at her new school. My daughter is talented and pretty. She is nice. The girls at school will not even talk to her. Sometimes she will try to start a conversation. She'll sit at a lunch table where they are all sitting, and try to start a conversation like, "do you like to go shopping"? She knows they do because they talk about shopping at other times. They answer no. If she pulls up a chair to sit with them when she goes to get her food, the chair will be filled. All year she has had to eat lunch alone. She invited all the 7th and 8th grade girls to her house for her birthday in October. Not one could bother to come. Most of the time if she tries to talk to them they ignore her altogether and pretend they didn't hear her. At the beginning of the year, the boys targeted her to tease her, but it got out of hand. I requested some help and the school did help to put a stop to it, but it didn't make anyone any nicer, just not as mean... I wish we had an alternative option of a good school that would have hope of not being worse than this. I am glad that Ciara's teachers are encouraging her in her academics and are nice to her, and that some of the high school students go out of their way to talk to her. She doesn't want to change schools, but it sure would be nice if she could have at least one friend.