Is this a common thing, girl drama in lower grades? My second grade classroom is plagued by a group of girls who are just plain nasty to each. They are, in mean girl fashion, terribly low-key about it, with the more dramatic stuff occurring at recess and nasty looks happening during the class. I don't let them near each other in the classroom, but still they find ways to gather in groups and whisper. It's made worse since a mom got involved. I met with the assistant principal today as the mom has been harassing him almost daily. This girl has an 8th grade sister who is also the center of girl drama at our junior high. He believes the mother is fueling it. I'm having our delightful counselor give a series of friendship lessons, but I'm not really sure what else to do. I want to be there in support of true problems, especially since these are 2nd graders, but I fear getting too involved and making it worse.