Hi all. I am a mother to an eleven year old girl. Very thoughtful, very talented (singing, dancing and drawing) and does well in school. However, I am finding an extremely confusing social situation that has not, of yet, cleared itself up.
I actually used to post years ago about issues with friendships. It has not really changed for the better. My daughter has friends in school. She occasionally gets invited to birthday parties. But consistent house friends have been practically non-existent. I have helped make acquaintances in the past, but friendships have been formed and for one reason or another, dissipated. Either the girls' had an argument and the other mother cut the friendship off, or there was discord in another friendship and the girls' decided to end it. Other moms show absolutely no interest in getting their kids together with mine after school in homes. Although I frequently hear, "your daughter is wonderful."