7 year old having trouble maintaining friendships

Anna - posted on 05/18/2016 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My 7 year old daughter is having trouble making and keeping friends. She is a sweet girl but can be shy. According to her teachers she is a respectful and well behaved child.
I always have to initiate the play dates. She never gets called and invited. After I pick her up I ask the parent if everything was ok... Always answer is yes... But No one ever calls to invite her to their home again. My concern is...does don't thing happen at the home I am unaware of?

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Anna - posted on 05/19/2016

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Thank you. I will call the moms and ask if their child would like to come to my home for a play date . That will give me a chance to quietly observe my daughter.

Sarah - posted on 05/18/2016

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Does she seem unhappy? Maybe set up a play date at your home and listen to how it goes from where she can't see you. I'd think if there was an issue, the moms would tell you. My kids had friends but mostly neighbors or just at school. We didn't do many formal play date. You say you initiate the play date, but then she doesn't get invited. If the mom has had her over at your request, maybe she is waiting for you to reciprocate?

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