This is a very tricky issue. When I was about the same age as your daughter, I found myself in a very similar situation. I recall that my mother must have guessed that I needed an escape route. She, unbeknown to me, invited three pleasant friends to tea. The three pleasant friends had pleasant children. As mothers gossiped and drank tea, we youngsters had some fun together. In turn, the pleasant children invited me to their homes...and one day, 'manipulative friend' was no longer an issue, as I had outgrown her...
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