Her two best friends now live right near each other. Their backyards actually connect. The two of them are always together and my daughter is really sad because BF1, her boyfriend since kindergarten, is never around her anymore. She is always with BF2 (who came on the scene two years ago). Now my daughter feels lost and cries a lot. I'm good friends with BF1's mom and I know we could talk about it, and she'd try to help, but my daughter doesn't want me to call about this, and my friend can't make her daughter want to hang around with mine. It's so devastating for my daughter though, although she has other friends. She doesn't seem to want to be with them outside of school. In a way, this child is much harder than my autistic son. She has many learning challenges (she is being mainstreamed this year, but it's a real strain for her). She is a very sensitive child who cries easily. She is part AA in a mostly white community. There are serious drug abuse issues on the birthfather's side, but so far doesn't seem like she has a mood disorder. I don't know if she counts as a difficult child--she isn't a behavior problem--but she's a hard kid to raise. It hurts my mommy heart to see my baby depressed. I'm not sure what to do or how to help her. My hub is a BIG help...lol. He's very close to daughter, but when I told him her problem, he shrugged and said, "Tell her to just go over there and hang with them." How male is that? He doesn't understand female rules. Plus daughter usually won't go places without being invited. Did I mention I hate puberty? Daughter is 11 1/2, looks and acts older, and I am sure she is experiencing raging hormones in her body. I expect her to get her period any day!