Becoming increasingly upset with kids. I understand my little girl is sensitive about things like others hurting bugs or animals or trees. I also understand she gets on the nerves of a lot of her class mates because she willingly pals around with the slower kids who get made fun of all the time. But, these are admirable traits that kids refuse to see, and that's why last year not a single one of her so called friends bothered to show up to her birthday party. And again this year it's looking like it's going to be the same. Her mom and I love her to death of course, but there's only so much we can do and that means it will be another birthday party day full of a very heartbroken four year old crying a lot. Children can be really cruel. I'm sorry, Bill. It's really tough to know how, as a parent, how to handle a situation like this. Have you or her mom talked to her teacher?
That's a bit of a tough subject. I would like too, but I'm still not at the stage where I think I can tell Sarah, "Hey, this shouldn't be happening, I'm going to talk to her teacher." So, that leaves it in Sarah's hands and she shies away from confrontation so much that nothing ever gets done about the situation.