Daughter can't make friends
Amy - posted on 11/06/2013
Thank you for the posts. She does have low self esteem , I've been working on that but this year school had been especially hard and the teacher sends papers with big red Fs on her papers and with the kids not being receptive to her it is very hard.
I am going to work with her on taking little steps on saying hi to kids that are outside the normal circle that she seems to be in. And trying to set up play dates. I think she is more awkward than shy and a bit more immature than a lot of her classmates that seem to be 9 going on 16.
I like the idea of a group to help her along but am not sure where to start. We don't have a school counselor. Any ideas?
Carrie - posted on 11/05/2013
She may not think that she is valuable or she may be shy. Encourage her every day of how smart, beautiful, and talented she is and try to make a playdate for her to help her get started with kids her age. If you don't know of any, try talking to moms at the park to help her play with children her own age. Once she gets confidence, other kids will want to play with her also.
Shelley - posted on 11/05/2013
I am not sure how old your daughter is, however, if your daughter is shy or socially awkward, there are groups for kids to assist them in overcoming shyness as well as awkwardness. In group, they are with children who are experiencing similar issues and they work together with the facilitator to learn how to relax and interact with peers. It is a great way to support children who are struggling in this area.
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