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  •  That's what (16+ / 0-)

    the kidster is going through to some extent. We moved last year and she is in a small school where all the kids have known each other since kindergarten. She's nerdy, she likes books and tea and Sherlock Holmes and old music. She doesn't like Justin Biever and what passes for fashion in 8th grade. Two of her classmates live in our neighborhood and have never invited her to do anything after school. She has one friend. If I think about it, I get a little livid. I didn't realize the extent of it, or how it was making her feel, until a month ago. Now, we're looking towards the end of the year. She goes to high school next year and I'm hoping with a new bunch of kids, a larger pool, and at a school that's known for being nerdy and artsy, she'll find her crowd. But I'm really pissed about this lost year and how it's made her feel.

    Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. Throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. --Mark Twain

    by Debby on Sun Apr 15, 2012 at 10:21:18 PM PDT

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    •  Get that child into some serious art lessons (4+ / 0-)
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      Over the summer. There might even be retreats or something she can attend.

      That way, hopefully she can meet people of a like mind.

      It sounds positively miserable for her.

      •  We started (2+ / 0-)
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        going to a UU church where she LOVES the youth group. Unfortunately, that's one day a week and email/FB whereas she sits in class daily. For the summer, she's starting summer school at her new high school: a required math class and a theatre class. She's just such an easygoing kid, she didn't let on how much this bothers her until recently. But thanks for the ideas! I hope the high school transition works for her.

        Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. Throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. --Mark Twain

        by Debby on Mon Apr 16, 2012 at 02:34:59 PM PDT

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