Thursday 19 May 2011

The Law of the Playground

The playground is a harsh place....bitchiness, bullying, cliques, arguments......and that’s just the Parents!!!!! I loved school for the first 3 years and then rapidly went off it.......mainly because the Nuns who taught us were actually sent from the Devil and not the Lord! I never rediscovered my love for school whilst I was young and the only reason that I used to turn up was to see Nelly and Sarah, both of whom remain friends to this day.

Anyway, back to my original point.....the playground is a harsh place and every morning I thank my lucky stars that I’m not 8 and don’t have to go through the hell of school days again! Chick really struggles with her friendship groups and it actually causes me physical pain because I don’t know what to do to make life easier for her.

There is a girl in her class who I’ve discussed before and they really don’t get along. I’ve tried to encourage them to stay away from each other on the days they don’t get along and play with other people. I think the blame lays 50-50 between both of them but it really annoys me that Chick always gets the blame for everything that goes wrong and comes out of school crying.

The other problem is that her best friend out of school, doesn’t talk to Chick in school and it drives me crazy! We are now at breaking point with both of these relationships and I really don’t know which way to go. Do I wade in and have a chat with both girls? Do I speak to the Mums of the girls and see if we can all mediate between the girls or do I give Chick the tools to fight the battle with (which I’ve been trying to do!!) and let her figure it out herself?

Has anyone else had to deal with this with their kids? Any advice would really be gratefully received!!!

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