My 7 year old has no friends - FamilyEducation
My 7 year old has no friends
04/06/2014 at 00:25 AM

My 7 year old daughter seems to have no friends. She has had birthday parties and the girls come, but they don't play with her. She never gets invited to do anything. She will have a play date with a girl and it will happen one time and then it never happens again. She comes home crying saying that no one will play with her at school and that she is getting bullied. My daughter is a larger girl, not fat, but very tall. People think she is 9-10 years old. I went to the school and they have stopped the bullying, and the teacher said the girls all say they play with her and like her. The teacher said there is no incidents of my daughter being mean to these girls either. But. when we are at outings for her brother's sports, none of the girls want to play with her. She is so outgoing and wants to be friends so bad. It breaks my heart. She comes home crying all the time. We see how other kids treat her. I just don't know what to do. She is active in all activities, and no one in her grade does anything. So she doesn't even have the option of having friends this way. We live in a small town. I am ready to switch schools, but I just don't know if this is the answer.

Well I guess those are the so called "IT" girls that is why your daughter is being treated that way. Well, switching schools may help. Would suggest that you put your daughter to other activities in which she can explore more people aside from the people in her school. Lets say put her in a kid's cooking class or Art class.

Wow, you sound just like me and my 7 year old. She is also very tall looks like she is 10 or 11. Your story parallels mine. I have always been happy with the school, but now think we might switch. I am not sure if that will solve the problem. We need our girls to be confident and proud regardless of whose around or where they are. What we need to find are tools to help us accomplish this.