Melissa - posted on 10/03/2016 ( 5 moms have responded )
HELP! I am so sad for my sweet daughter. She is 16 (almost 17) and has so much trouble making and keeping friends. She is shy and lacks confidence. Sometime she is immature and acts a little wild in front of others to try to fit in. She thinks they think she is funny but I am afraid they think she is annoying. She wants so much to fit in that she tries too hard. She has always had trouble making friends. Luckily she has one friend that has been with her through everything. She wants to be friends with a group of girls though and they never include her. She does not want to ask them why she does not get invited but is not sure what to do. I see what happens and cannot stop it. I don't want to hurt her feelings so I just try to help when I can but it is so hard. If she just would stop trying to be something she is not and could try to be a bit more thoughtful towards people (sometimes she is caught up in her own problems) I think she would be able to fit in better. She has ADD and I am not sure if this is making it all the worse as well. I am so sad. It also does not help that her younger sister is very mature and one of the most popular girls in her grade. I am at my wit's end. If anyone has advice, I would appreciate it!