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My teenage daughter has no friends

My teenage daughter has no friends

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Lonelydaughter

My teenage daughter has no friends

I am so sad for my teenage daughter she has no friends .She started crying the other day and told me she gave up on friends they always made her a option . I asked her what she meant and she said I was never one they picked or wanted to hang out with I was a option if they didn't have nothing else to do .she stated she got here feelings hurt all the time and just decided that no one wanted to be her friend and now accepts being alone . It breaks my heart she is the sweetest kindness child I know I watch her be alone daily never is she invited anywhere she has a phone no one calls her it breaks my heart I invite her with me I can't get her to go or so anything she does home school because she cried everyday she has to attend school I'm worried she seems to be ok but I know deep down she wants a friend to go out with everyone leaves her out never do they try and invite her she is really shy is what I have heard other teenage kids say about her Never nothing bad I have tried to make arrangements for her to meet up with a friend and they do and then nothing Please help any ideas or advice Thank you from a concerned parent
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Sophia-RO

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Hey @Lonelydaughter , I am sorry to hear about how your daughter has been having some difficulties making friends. It must be really hard for you to watch this happen to her but not be able to intervene and help her make friends. It was really great that you have tried to help her by setting up arrangements. It is a shame that they didn't end up that well!  It sounds like you care a lot about your daughter and want the best for her. Do you know of any local youth groups that your daughter might be able to join? They often provide good opportunities for youth to socialise and make new connections.  

 

I have had a look online and found some threads from other users who are also seeking support for their children who had difficulties making friends. Here is one and here is another one. Hopefully you might find the comments or advice to be helpful. Smiley Happy

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Adventure

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Very sad to hear...view the fact she still little don't know if u allow her make friends online ...got lot of kids n they could video call n talk about all n nothing 😊
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nataliestone

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My daughter is 17. She just told me the same thing your daughter told her. She is so sad and I have no idea how to help her. I wish I could connect her with kids going through the same thing. She is such a nice person and just needs a friend.

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Sophia-RO

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Hey @nataliestone sorry to hear that you are going through a similar thing with your daughter and feeling unsure about how to help her. It’s great that you have shared your story and reached out for support ! I noticed that you made a separate thread to discuss what your daughter is going through, so I will be responding on there shortly Smiley Happy.

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Latoya1977

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Hi my 14 year old has the same issue. she feels like her friends Don’t make her a option also. I enrolled her into our church girls group and signed her up for volley ball at our local boys and girls club it seems to help some. I think this  is also a thing going on among a lot of teens. Making connections.

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Sophia-RO

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Hello @Latoya1977 , welcome to the forums. I’m sorry to hear that your daughter has also been having some difficulties being left out by her friends. Things must be so hard for her at the moment. It’s really great that she has you to support her and that you have helped her to become more socially connected with other groups around her. Thanks for sharing some of the strategies that you have found useful in navigating this challenge. I’m sure it will help some of our other community members who may be experiencing similar issues!