Our 14year old daughter has had many friends throughout school, but each moved away. The last friend she made just moved too, but they still can see each other and talk. This friend is into being "Emo" which I guess means emotional. They aren't Goth but they like to wear black, no bazaar makeup or anything like that. They both are crazy about the movie Sweeney Todd, watch it constantly. My daughter knows every word, has the music on her MP3 player from the movie. I won't let her watch it anymore.
We have always been church-goers, she is active in communion help, etc. She knows more about the Bible than most kids. However, she hates the kids her age in church because they shunned her when she was younger, because she is shy. She openly shows her hatred by looking angry and downcast in church. She clings to her father, which makes her seem odd to others.
The sad thing is, our daughter has won the President's Award for Academic Excellence the last 2 years at school, is considered gifted and talented. She is also considered to be "stunning" looking, as most people say to us. We feel she is wasting away, because of this obsession with what her friend likes. She is starting to hang out with kids who are considered in our small town to be "not desirable", but they are nice to her, and since her friends all moved away this is all she wants to do.
Does anyone else have or have had this happen? I am going to speak to her doctor about a meeting with a couselor-but this hasn't worked in the past!
Thanks for any advice. We want our daughter back!!!