we finally got all settled in from the big move. difficult child started a new public school (I've been homeschooling since October) and now she can't make any friends because they're too nice! It seems she has relied on her bad a** ways to attract friends and all of these kids are "nice"! Well mom, they don't curse, they don't make fun of others, and they don't smoke or talk about sex (Finally a normal neighborhood!!!) I feel so badly that she is having such a hard time making new friends, but becuase of her bad a** ways - she has become the queen of 8th grade! The other kids think she's "cool" but are afraid of her at the same time! I really never realized how much her socialization revolved around her being a rough kid - it's actually her tool to make friends! Anyone else dealing with this? Jen, by the way (or anyone else on Long Island) Northport rocks! They started testing her without me even asking and are now sending home weekly progress reports! She hates the school, but I love it!!!