My poor Casey is having friend trouble, yet again. The girl just hangs out with the wrong crowd. Apparently they are considered the mean girls. Well, once again, they have turned on her. 6 girls ganging up on her. Calling her names and harassing her. She can't even get through lunch without one of them coming up to hear.
It started a few months back. Her and her BFF got into an argument. It has just spiraled out of control from there. You see, her BFF (I will just refer to her as BFF) and the family used to LOVE Casey. She spent a ton of time over there. When we were in FLA in April, they were there too. She spent several days with them instead of us. Us as parents, were on good terms. We never went out together, but attended kid parties ans stuff.
I wish I had my eyes more open to see what really happens in that family. The kids have no rules. They have a TON of friends over all the time. Swear and have no repect for the parents or grandmother who lives there. If they get grounded, it doesn't stick. They are even allowed to play "Ding Song Ditch" as long as they don't ring the bell of the old lady across the street!
So now, that whole crowd of girls are mad at Casey. They gather at BFF's house and the mother and grandmother feed into the arguement and make it worse. We found out the mother was telling the girls what a "bitch" Casey was. What adult does that? Needless to say, I picked up the phone and exchanged words with her. It was a wasted breath.
Fast forward to a few weeks ago. Casey was at a friends house who lives a few doors down from BFF. As always, BFF had about 5 people over. They asked Casey to come to the street to talk. When she got there, they spun it around that Casey wanted to fight them. Ummm......I saw the text messages and that TOTALLY wasn't the case. The GRANDMOTHER came out screaming at Casey! Calling her, get this....."Chicken Shit" and telling her to "Get the F**k back where she came frome!" UH! I was livid! I called once again and got into and arguement with the grandmother (who is in her 70's!) and the mother. How can adults be so immature? Wasted breath again.
It is totally out of control. I have contacted the school and have had talks with Casey. I the School Resource Officer on a personal level and asked him to have a "Cyber Bullying and bullying" talk with the girls. Within 1 hour, I had a call back that he sat ALL the girls in a conference room, with the VP and guidance, and spoke to them.
I feel so awful for her. She cries everyday and every night. She is trying to make new friends and of course the mean girls make fun of that. I try to tell her to take the higher road. Even Sam had great advice. "Kill them with Kindess" she said. When they give you dirty looks, smile back. When they call you a name "Say thanks!" and walk away.
What more can I do. Teenage girls are the worst. They are so mean. =(