Allowing your child to have the sleep-away camp experience is one of the best things you can do for your child.
If your kid seems less capable these days of managing social situations, her attachment to digital devices might be at fault.
Children are easily led. They go along with something unwittingly, then find themselves committing to secrecy. Parents who said they never knew are parents whose children swore never to tell.
Handling Others’ Envy When Your Child Is an Achiever (and Handling Others’ Achievements Without Envy)
Even if it seems like this is your child’s first award (finally!), other kids and their parents wanted it too. So even if it doesn’t appear to you that your child always wins, even one win can make others think he leads a golden life.
Your former-friend can’t change or won’t change what drives you crazy and you really don’t want her to try just to stay your friend. And you don’t want her to argue with you about how difficult her child is or whatever the issue between you might be. Short of packing your bags and moving out of town, what can you do to free yourself from this family?