My girl is struggling with making friends and keeping them. There are times when she cries about not having any friends at all, but after school, she tells me about what has happened with so and so. She usually sheds her tears when she's upset at home and her world is falling apart at the moment. She unleashes all of her woes and all of the hurtful things that have happened to her at school. I know that my girl is a delicate flower, emotional, sensitive and quite dramatic. I know what it's like to not have friends at school and how much it hurts.
Another thing that she's complaining about is the fact that she doesn't dress as cool as the other kids. She says that she looks like a weirdo. I ask her if she likes her clothes and she does, but someone last year made front of her and it hurt. I'm not sure if it has happened this year or not. There are times when I feel like it's all in her head and it's actually happening the way she thinks it is. Either way, it's her feelings and it's very real to her.
So, I am going to ask the school if they have any programs to help kids make friends & keep them. Maybe she's missing some social ques or something. I'm also thinking of finding her a therapist to help her develop new coping skills to help her get through school and life.
I'm concerned enough to consider homeschooling her.