My Daughter has just turned 8 and is in year 2 with a mixed class of 1 and 2’s. All throughout her schooling she has struggled to fit in and make connections.
While she is mid range academically, she is mentally very mature for her age, expresses herself in a mature manner, knows when things are unjust and just knows much about life as if she has been here before! I’ve had teachers comment on how mature she is when verbally expressing and explaining herself.
She is tired of the cattiness within friendship groups around her and just wants to get on and be happy without the negativity. She notices the girls in class who are very self conscious about their looks; having to look perfect, dress perfect, hair perfect and have the best of everything or strive to be the best most popular girl in class. She doesn’t care less about all of that as long as she feels comfortable; however the girls in her year group make her feel as though she is not good enough just being herself, put her down about her looks (when in fact she is quite an angelic naturally pretty girl) She doesn’t want to do her hair perfect or dress up – she just wants to be accepted the way she is.
I can see that she is dragged down emotionally by kids around her not having the same maturity level and she is unhappy at school because of this.
Her Birthday was a Month past the cut off date so i held her back from starting school until the following year. In hindsight I should have pushed to get her in.
Does anyone have any advice regarding this? Will be so very much appreciated!!
Thank you in advance