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I have a 13 year old who does not want to go to the grade school she has been going to from k thru 7. She insists that she has no friends and is miserable at school. She only has one year left there and I am not sure if I am doing the right thing. I have been researching other schools and was willing to send her somewhere else. But until recently I have had some reservations. I am not sure it is the right thing to do. She cries about it and she did not do well academically last year. I am at a loss and am running out of time. I am not sure that I am teaching her the right lesson.
I love that you are listening to your daughter's requests and concerns. I get that friends is a tough one at 13 and she may feel pretty lonely going through this time in her life. I would however suggest your reservations may be coming from not ACTUALLY KNOWING what the real problem is for her. "No friends" typically has an underlying issue. I'd suggest talking with her further to find out what her 'real' need is...and I would continue to work together with her to get her needs met. This is such a beautiful time for you to build an even deeper, more and more meaningful relationship with her as a mother. Many blessings to you!
Posted On 2010-06-21 23:32:40