Most cliques disappear by the end of high school, making way for more fun and enjoyable friendship groups. For closer friends, I usually text or Snapchat. Leslie Crawford July 16, Join HuffPost Plus. You might feel hurt because of the ways other kids leave you out. Kathryn Hoffses, PhD. A social blind side is when, at some point during middle school, your child will be faced with one of the following scenarios:
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Or you might be part of a clique, but are getting tired of being bossed around or worried that your so-called friends will embarrass you or play a mean joke on you.
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The Wonder Years Like a Sponge podcast: You should take bullying seriously and address it. Your own memories of being blindsided in middle school may cause you anxiety about sending your child off to the same inevitable fate.