hi I have a teen ager and she dont have friends, and I dont get to go anywhere

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Dove - posted on 06/23/2014

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Seriously Annah.... quit spamming this site. 'People' like you are what is ruining this place.

Dove - posted on 06/23/2014

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I'm confused on how your teenager not having any friends has anything to do w/ you not getting to go anywhere.....

Many churches have good youth groups... and women's Bible studies and things. I know church isn't for everyone, but it's a good place to start in my opinion.

Do you know WHY she doesn't have any friends? Does she go to school? Has she always had trouble making friends... or is this more recent?

I was a loner as a teen (actually... still am... it's who I am and I am ok w/ that) and I also have social phobia... just 'getting out there' never would have worked for me. I would have HATED and rebelled against many of the suggestions here...

Finding the route of the issue is, generally, the key to solving it.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 06/23/2014

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So tell your daughter to start meeting new people her age in your neighborhood. She needs to learn how to introduce herself, etc, anyway, and now is a good time to start.

And why don't you get to go anywhere?

If you want mom/teen groups in your area, then google mom/teen activities in______.

MissM - posted on 06/23/2014

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Consider enrolling her in a sport. I coach Soccer, Basketball, Cheerleading, Dance and at least a third of the people who come in are kids who maybe need a little more engagement with other children.

It's great because not only do they work with other kids, they get physical exercise and gain long term friendships. Be sure what ever thing you chose, that you chose a program that focuses on the kids to interact with each other, being positive with each other and a coach that believes every kid deserves to be in the spotlight. Too many programs have their "stars" and allow clicks - which will put you right where you started.

If sports are not her thing, consider a theater or music group program.

Alexander - posted on 06/20/2014

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Do you mind sharing the city you live in? there must a service in your area. If there isn;t one, i can try and locate one for you.

Erin - posted on 06/20/2014

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Hi Karen! I agree, could you explain a bit more? I would love to help you, just need to know more.

Alexander - posted on 06/20/2014

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Can you be more specific? When you say she has no friends, how do you know that? There is plenty of communication channels today so the kids may still be in touch with others.

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