My daughter is 13 and goes to a very small Sudbury Valley school, only 15 students. There is a 10 yr old boy there that has been going to the school for a few months. They started out as friends, but as she has gotten to really know him, she really does not like him at all. She has tried to spend less time with him, but he follows her around a lot, even though she hasn't been as friendly to him. He hasn't gotten the hint and is now asking her if they can be friends over the summer and hang out together. She really doesn't want to do that, but doesn't know what to say to him. She doesn't want to hurt him, but she definitely doesn't want to go and would be happy if he quit hanging around her. Since it's such a small school, she will still have to be around him as they all inter-mingle.