My DD has a friend, we'll call her L (DD is 3.5 and L is 4...)
They go to a weekly activity together where there's another girl who is very taken with L, she won't let anyone else sit next to L and tells everybody (DD included) that L is her best friend. DD used to get upset and wanted to go home every week for ages... After a while things eased up and we even had some play dates with all 3 girls (and others) and it wasn't too bad BUT tonight I put DD to bed and we were talking and she brings this up! It's been months! She told me it makes her angry when she can't be near L because of this other girl and why can't she be her best friend!
It broke my heart and I honestly had no idea on what to say, they're all enrolled for more classes together for next year but now I'm rethinking it.
I was bullied when I was a kid pretty badly so I'm super sensitive to this social mingling, I just want to do the right thing by DD... Any thoughts pls!