My dd has just started secondary school. A lot of her primary school friends have ended up going to lots of different local schools but she was lucky enough to end up at the same school as her best friend (they have been friends since nursery). She has lots of other friends but feels she has a special bond with this particular girl. Unfortunately, since starting school last week, her friend has kept her distance and is busy making lots of new friends. Whilst I completely understand this my dd has been in tears tonight as she doesn't understand why they can't just continue to be best friends. She is incredibly sensitive and quite shy so she has been finding it difficult to be herself and thinks no-one else will want to be her friend (this isn't true as she has already got a few girls who want to be friends with her). I've told her that she needs to give herself time to find new friends and that this doesn't mean her old BFF doesn't want to be friends but that she just wants to widen her circle and that she shouldn't take it personally. I think she feels like all her familiar comforts have suddenly disappeared; new school, new surroundings, new people to meet, etc. Any ideas how I can help her make the transition and friendship issues easier?
shaddupayouface · 12/09/2017 22:06
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