I'm all for letting kids work out their problems on their own and learning to be self sufficient, but sometimes the line is tested.
DD is entering the 5th grade in a few weeks and is anxious because of a girl in her class. Last year they stared off close until said girl, I'll call her "A", started saying mean things about other kids in an attempt to be popular. DD wanted nothing to do with this and came home upset and sometimes crying saying she didn't want to go to school anymore. A's mother and I talked about the situation but it never seemed to get any better. Their teacher saw what was happening too. We discussed it but still not much changed.
Now DD and A are in the same class again. I'm so worried that this will be an ongoing issue. DD has always loved school and 5th grade is a really important year. I know there will always be drama and mean girls, but what if I can ease it just a bit. Is it totally unreasonable to request a change of classroom?