So my kid goes to a birthday party this weekend for a new best friend. This is a kid that is new to our school this year. The new best friend asks my daughter to sleepover, and she does, and I pick her up the next morning and at pickup it looks like everyone is happy and having a good time. So today (Tuesday) I learn that this friend is now ignoring my daughter, yesterday and today, and pretending the sleepover never happened. It is very weird. These girls have known each other pretty well through the school year, been friends all along, and seemed to have a good time with each other - my daughter is the *only* kid from school that this kid wanted to invite to the party. The only thing I could think may have happened to change this kid's behavior to my daughter, was that the parents realized I was not of their political views and have pressured their daughter to drop my daughter as a friend. They had nothing but kind words for my daughter previously, and so it is weird to think that they would be so immature (or something) as to take such a reaction. Do you think that people with extreme poliotical views are likely to encourage their kids to avoid kids from families with other political views? Is it hard for republicans to be around democrats now moreso than four years ago? I am very confused. And feeling very hurt for this unecessary treatment of my daughter. Maybe it is not political or parental at all. Any thoughts?