It's not a big deal
OMG! She's not even a teenager yet!
Ever had those ones run through your head after a school day debrief with your tween?
Or maybe these are more familiar.....
She has a best friend one day but they are 'frenemies' the next (or maybe that's just between recess and lunch).
What? A best friend? She's never had one of those.
She doesn't try new things because she says "No" or hides behind you while you do all the introductions.
She can't name one thing she does well or it's always just the same superficial answer.
("I have nice hair" is a popular one however she is WAY more than her looks).
The emotional, afternoon rollercoaster begins the minute she slams the car door at the 'kiss and drop' zone.
Her friends (or frenemies) call all the shots and she appears powerless to say otherwise.
You should be able to help right?
But the words just don't come out in a way she can relate to and so you find yourself saying, "Just ignore it", or "Find someone else to play with" but that's not helping either.