Michelle - posted on 07/04/2016 ( 4 moms have responded )
My daughter is smart, attractive and athletic. She has been to dances and was on the freshman high school tennis team. She had a small circle of friends but very consistently had plans with them. She is on the shy side so this was very nice for her. This past school year many of the friends branched out and basically dumped her, after many many years of being loyal friends. She has two friends that she still sees but they have other friends and unless she is with them, she's home. She says she reaches out to other kids in school but nothing ever comes of it. My heart is breaking as I see how alone and isolated she has become. Her grades and athletics are still strong but I believe she suffers in silence and stays in most weekends. I try to plan mother/ daughter activities which I think she enjoys but really at almost 16....she should have more of a social life with kids get own age. I happen to read many letters written about this topic and I was surprised but also reassured that this does happen and maybe I could get some support from other moms going thru this. It's just so hard to watch. I would appreciate any insight or suggestions. Thank you.