Anna - posted on 05/19/2016 ( 2 moms have responded )
My daughter is in 2nd grade. She is a sweet and friendly little girl but can be shy and sensitive at times. Her teacher also agrees she is well behaved and respectful toward her classmates.
My concern..she doesn't seem to have a close friend and seems to be alone most of the time in the school setting. On the surface she appears to be "happy" but I wonder if she is sad and feels lonely and she is not expressing her feelings. I tried to guide her on how to initiate playtime during recess. Also, I have initiated playdates and called the mothers....but there is no reciprocation. On occasions when I go to school events (field day..plays) and observe the surroundings all the girls and boys are joking around and playing and talking and it seems the mothers are doing the same thing. My daughter is more of the observer just looking around...
I am on the quiet side and so I stand most of the time by myself. I cannot help but wonder ...should I be more involved in school functions....(PTA...etc) for the sake of my daughter and her social life?????
Is it a requirement today to be socially involved with the parents and school functions for my daughter to fit in? I do not like drama and gossip. I just want my daughter to be happy and have a few friends. Also, my concern is...she is in second grade now...this upcoming September she will be in third grade. Will the cliqueness get worse?