I sincerely believed that homeschooling would prevent so many things. I would guide my children in their relationships, teaching them the right way to treat their friends. They would have wonderful wholesome friendships with fellow homeschoolers and life would be bliss. We would eat rainbows and poop cupcakes. All of the girl drama we experienced in co-op has now come back. Only this time, because life is fair-meaning I get my come-uppance, I get to be on the other side. It is really sad that I thought there was something we could do to prevent 11-13 year old girls from being hurtful to their friends. It happens. Jealousies run rampant at those ages because of the stage of life. PLUS, when you factor in boys and inevitable crushes on the same guys, it only compounds things. I can see that clearly now. Hind sight is always 20/20.
Sandy, thank you for being so patient with me when I was on the other side. I am trying very hard to follow your excellent example.