My 7 year old girl is being bullied by a friend that used to be her best friend (and according to her for some reason still is, apparently sometimes she is nice) and its been going on for quite some time now. I am good friends with the other mum, and we’ve talked about it before but nothing seems to have come from it. She has now started turning her other friends in their little group against her and she often spends recess & lunch by herself & it seems to really be affecting her now. Unfortunately all the girls at school already seem to have broken off into their little groups she is struggling to make new friends. The other mum has recently split with her partner and is also having some hassles at school with her younger son regularly getting into trouble. I don’t really want to add another issue to her plate, but it really needs to be sorted out. Any ideas on how I can raise the subject? A gentle approach? Or should I just come straight out with it to try get to the bottom of it? Help!!
Posted anonymously, 27th May 2014