My daughter is everything a parent could want. She is smart and hard working. She never gets anything less than an A on her report card, her teachers love her, she is respectful of adults and her peers. She is a very pretty young lady with a great sense of humor, a funky sense of fashion, and seems to be a pretty normal middle school aged child when it comes to her interests. She can be moody, like most teens but for the most part she is happy and enjoys hanging out with her family. She has very strong convictions, is active in church and is often *MY* moral compass. However...she has ONE real friend. This is the only person who she can really call a friend. This friend is fabulous and I adore her! She is probably the best friend my daughter could ever ask for and I think her family is great. But she doesn't go to the same school as my daughter or the same church. I just can't understand why she isn't making friends with the kids she sees everyday. Last night we went to the county fair and she was uncomfortable with all the kids her age running around with "boyfriends" and "girlfriends". She was upset to see one of her former classmates smoking. I am glad that she is such a strong young lady, but I hate seeing her pull out of the middle school social scene. She is involved in chorus, sports, drama, etc. at school and in the community. She has lots of people that she "knows" and "likes" but only one that she hangs out with or calls on the phone. In the past 2 years, she has only had her one friend sleep over or even come over! What's a mom to do? Am I over-reacting? I don't want to force her to make friends with kids that aren't "good for her", but I am considering telling her that she has to invite someone new to sleep over or go to a movie or something before she and her other friend can do anything together again.