|Family & Parenting / 12:56 PM - Wednesday May 25, 2011|
My 5th grade daughter is having trouble making friends at school.
My daughter has been enrolled in an all girls school for 7 years now. For the past couple of years she has been wanting to leave because she has no friends. She has aquaintances but nothing meaningful. We have spoken to her teachers time and again and really have not been able to pin down any one reason why she has such struggles. She is an only child and both my wife and I are very close with her. She is very bright and has been labeled as "very mature" for her age. I think there must be something more. We have gone out of our way to invite class mates over. They always seem to have fun, the parents often comment on how much fun their child had, but they never reciprocate. My daugher rarely gets invited to play or for a sleep over. My heart is broken. We went to visit the local middle school and my daughter is just dying to go. She wants a fresh start so badly and frankly I cannot blame her. I guess I am just wondering if there is anything else I can do to help her? We talk a lot about how to be a good friend. I see her do and say all the right things with friends when I am around. I don't hover, but there are instances I hear thing. My daughter seems like a pretty happy, well adjusted kid. We as a family are very close. We do a lot together. The only thing she really wishes for is that one good friend her own age. We are going to let her change schools. She has been at this one school so long, she has stopped trying to make in roads with these children. We are not close to any of the parents either so that does not help. They all seem so disinterested. Any parenting advice would be greatly appreciated.
- Asked by concerneddad01, A Father Figure, Male, 36-45
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