We have hit a big of a rough patch here. My daughter is very sad - it appears she is being excluded from a group of girls she spend the majority of grade 8 days with. Not sure if it is the natural progression of friendship or something more deliberate - regardless it is very difficult to watch her experience the loss. She is sad beyond belief and feels quite alone. It doesn't help that her twin brother has become mr. social this summer. He has friends coming and going at all hours. Which brings its own challenges. I am not absolutely thrilled with all of his new friends.
We are listening to our daughter - she needs a safe place to talk - and yet, we want to communicate that high school is not her only social sphere. But, she doesn't really want to hear that right now. So, mostly we just listen.
I feel like I am flying by the seat of my pants in the parenting department.