Shannon - posted on 01/01/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )
I need help helping my 12 year old daughter make friends. She has gone to school all along with the same kids but she can't seem to keep friends. I know it has to do with her attitude but I don't know how to make her see this. She started school early so she is one of the youngest in her class by far and just can't seem to relate. Because it is too late to change the fact she is much less mature than the other kids, I can't hold her back now I need to figure out a way to help her realize that she has to make changes. She still has 5 years of school and it will be miserable with no friends. I know once high school is over they won't matter but we are so far away from have the end in sight. I need help to teach her how to relate to other girls. This is a hard time with all these girls going through puberty and they can be down right nasty. We have been through bullying and her dad hasn't seen her in 4 years and that is also adding into her her inability to relate to others. She seems to have this attitude that she is better and she won't compromise or listen. Any help or suggestions woudl be greatly appreciated.