Hello all. I usually post in PE or Substance Abuse forums due to my difficult child, but this is about my 7 yo easy child, girl. After having 2 sons, I can't believe how catty little girls can be! My easy child is, from what other moms have told me, one of the "popular" girls. Okay, only 7 years old here, how can they label kids already!? Anyway, I've had several instances of children getting mad or upset with easy child when they are playing and then one of easy child's closer friends walks up and easy child begins playing with her more, or talking to her more, etc. I've tried to tell her to try to include everyone and play with everyone together in a group, and she really is a sweet child (I realize I'm partial to her, but I don't find her to be catty or bratty - at least most of the time) - but this is getting to be a real problem. At the end of the school year she would come home very upset because one child would get so upset with easy child because she wanted to play with her closer friends instead of her. Then easy child would be the one stressing over the other girl being mad at her. Today at the playground same problem with her playing with one friend (same one from the school incident) then a closer friend comes up and the first friend storms off pouting (this child is known to be like this to others). I'm afraid the other parents will think my child is the bratty/catty one (but it seems easy child is the one most of the others want to play with). Any words of advice? The boys were much easier in this department!!! Thanks.