Daughter being ostracized
My daughter is in grade three and for the past three months has been having difficulty with her friends. They tell her to meet them at a certain spot on the playground and then they never show up, or they will agree to play with her and then choose a game that she can't play because of her asthma. When she tells them that she can't play it the response is "Oh well" and they go off to play without her. They have taken things that she says and turned them around so that when they go to the teacher my daughter is in the wrong and gets into trouble until everything gets sorted out and the teacher discovers that it wasn't quite the way she had been told. To this date the teacher has never apologized to my daughter and the other girls have not been reprimanded. My daughter is in a grade 3/4 split classroom and there are only these other 4 girls or the boys for her to play with. She is very lonely, she does not want to go to school and even though she is in extra curricular activities, these same little girls are there as well because back in the fall they were getting along and they all joined things together. My daughter used to be a very outgoing, friendly social little person. Now she has become a shy more withdrawn individual who is becoming a perfectionist about everything she does. She takes piano lessons but does not want to play in any recitals because she might make a mistake and people (she thinks) will laugh at her. Her self confidence has been terribly eroded by this and just to make things even more interesting we have just discovered she has a unilateral hearing impairment and so that will make her even more different from her classmates. Does any one have any suggestions on things I can do to bolster her self-confidence? I would like my little girl to feel happy again.