Duckie is having a problem with a long-time friend. Some of it might be Duckie... but I also know some of it is the friend. This other girl, "A", seems to really like Duckie when there's no other friend around but cuts her loose real quick when in a group. We went over to her house today, there were 5 girls total. "A" got the girls playing a pretend game and gave Duckie a role, then proceeded to turn the others against Duckie's character and they were even taunting her with "I hate you". Of course, "A" said it was all pretend. "A"'s mom had all the other girls apologize to Duckie and explained that pretend or not, Duckie's feelings were really hurt and that's what mattered. Two of the girls went home a little while later, leaving three left. The other two paired up immediately, leaving Duckie out. Duckie has advised me that "A" is really nothing more than a bully and she never wants to play with her again. She said she has friends that treat her better and they are the ones she will play with. While I'm glad that Duckie is willing to cut loose someone that treats her poorly, I feel bad that she is in a position that she feels she needs to do so.