My 6-year-old is having trouble making friends: Advice?

Does anyone have the same problem? My daughter is six and is having trouble making friends. She has speech issues; she’s been un therapy since preschool. Kids are just mean to her because they don’t understand her. We try our hardest to help people/kids understand what she says. It’s just heartbreaking to see your child try to make friends but is shunned away. I don’t know what to do anymore. All she wants is a friend.

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Where do u live? Maybe post that. My daughters a great friend

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see if your therapy offers group get togethers with kids that have the same issues. also check out your local moms groups many are stay at home moms that want a friend for their child as well.

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My son has a speech impediment and excess saliva from it he was teased in class at first but he hasn’t let it affect him and made friends with another child that was being teased. All they need is one friend to make them not feel alone. Now both kids are very confident and no longer get teased

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My oldest he has autism so he’s just different and kids in his class pick up on that and bully him I tell him they ain’t worth your time I was also bullied all throughout my school years but maybe find like a reading group check your local library’s also see if she can get into a group therapy with kids her age like her and also teach her to turn the other cheek even as an adult I have like 3 friends iv had since middle school they were kids like me and understood what I was going throu

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I am so sorry to hear this as I have no advice for you but I have a 5 year old Granddaughter that is so shy she also has this problem so I will be following this post

She needs to meet my 6 yr old daughter. She makes friends with everyone.

This breaks my heart children / kids today are so rude and mean to others prayers :heart:

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Meet parents with the same background as you in dealing with what you’re dealing with. You will truthfully get yourself great friends, but your child will gain many friends :slight_smile:

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Girl scouts, church programs for kids her age, sports… it is good for ALL kids to have friends and “safe places” outside of school too…

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My son had a special friend in our old neighborhood. My kiddo was literally the only one out of about 30 kids that didnt make fun of him, it was so sad. I hope your little one finds their best friend soon! There are good kiddos out there!

Are you friendly with any of the parents in her class… maybe you could set up play dates or events with these kids. Also, speak with the school counselor, maybe she has other kids that are having a hard time making friends and they can meet. One last idea, get her involved in after school activities- a sport, scouts, craft group, etc where she can meet other kids that have the same likes as her.

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My son is the same doesn’t have any friends he’s nearly 8, it’s so heart breaking when he says he doesn’t have any one to play with every single day at school, he’s just so shy and won’t talk to anyone, I don’t know what to do but I can understand how u feel :confounded: xx

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My boyfriend’s son is Autistic and has the same problem. Its heart breaking. They finally got him in a school that’s designed for kids with developmental problems and he is thriving. See if you can find groups with kids with the same types of issues and try play dates and such. I bet it will help.

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Where r u located i got a daughter that will be her friend

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My son is 2 and a half years old and has suspected Apraxia. Kids can be super mean and rude. I’m sorry you and your baby are going through this. :purple_heart:

Girl Scouts is a great way to get her integrated with friends

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I would be having a tlak with the teacher about this…when kids have knowledge about a situation the teasing stops

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Awe :broken_heart:
My son has issues with making friends as well .

Can you or her speech therapist offer to talk to her class about her condition as a learning experience? Education often helps. Like Greta Thunberg, who sees her autism spectrum difference as her “superpower.”