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|Wed, 04-19-2006 - 12:07am|
She has been having a really hard time with one of her friends at school. She became friends with this boy named Mark around Christmas time. I mean they have been fast friends, stuck at the hip, exchanging friendship bracelet kind of friends.
A couple of weeks ago she told me that Mark said he didn't want to be her friend any more because she wants to play with some other friends and he doesn't want her to play with anyone except for him (hmm....this has had me somewhat concerned... controlling at this age?...)
Anyway, they seemed to have patched it up, but the other day I found Gillian in her closet, crying her eyes out because Mark asked her to give back her friendship bracelet he had made for her..(in Sunday school, no less) She hasn't been able to find it..but it's one of those on-off friendships lately.
Today she said he wanted his bracelet back again (there was a time when she wore it every day and now we still can't find it).
I've had several talks with her about friendships, how he isn't being a very good friend right now and how it's ok to play with other people, she has to learn to make her own choices about who she wants to be friends with and not let someone tell her who she can play with, etc, etc.
Hard lessons for a 6 year old.