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Apart from anything else, for as long as she is upset about your interference in her relationships with her friends, her ability to concentrate on her schoolwork is likely to be at least somewhat impaired.
One of the other people who responded to your question raised the issue of the age of consent. Bless you for being there for your daughter through all of this.
I’m assuming you are based in the USA, in which case you might like to check out Wikipedia’s page concerning the age of consent in whichever of the 50 states you reside in: I hope my comments have been at least somewhat useful. The maturity level between 13 and 17 is so vast and I'm very glad the other girl agreed to back off rather than messing with your daughter's emotions; she sounds like she'll be a good friend down the road, once the dust has a chance to settle.
If you don't listen to Dan Savage's podcast, I'd recommend it, for your own sanity if nothing else.
We tried to explain that it was an age thing, that if the 17yo was a boy, we would have done the SAME thing.
We explained we did it to protect her, we explained how 13yo and 17yo have different emotions and all the rest, but of course she didn't want to hear it. She just lays in her room in the dark not talking to anyone. I know it is not my job to be her friend right now, but to be her mom, but any advice would be appreciated.
You do sound like a deeply caring parent, but it may be the case that you and your husband would benefit from at least a degree of professional help to come to terms with the possibility that your daughter will turn out to be gay, as well as getting some guidance regarding the best way to deal with some of the issues connected with that possibility.A little background- my daughter has never had a boyfriend/girlfriend or relationship and is in 8th grade.She has always been young for her age and had a tough time identifying with other girls and kids at her school (we had issues of bullying- mostly to her being shy) in which we switched her schools in 3rd grade.Someone who can help her find her way through this morass?We've all been there but it's SOOOO hard for a teen to see that, especially when it's a parent saying it.
She was always the sweet, shy one, and so paranoid of her acne, which she has had from a young age.