12 Going On 7

My 12 year old daughter is in 7th grade, and appears to be doing well in school. However, she has few friends in her age group. She prefers to play with a couple of 6 and 7 year old girls. She also insists on sleeping with a night light.


There are several girls her age in the neighborhood, so I don't think this is the problem. I've also spoken to the one girl in her class she is friendly with, and the girl confirms that my daughter is acting inappropriately immature. Her mother does not see this as a problem, but I am very concerned that my daughter is being ridiculed.

What can I do to help my daughter?

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