She often complains of being lonely or not having many friends - but the truth is she does socialise with children at least 5 times a week. She has Sparks, swimming, public skating, and free time where there are lots of six yr old around while her siblings are in a Hsing class. On occasions we have kids over, or visit others. She also goes to a babysitters once a week - and yup, there are kids there. I would not say she has a large amount of friends - but she does have some and I have given her every opportunity I can. I wish a bunch of pleasant 7 year old girls would move into the neighbourhood, but that is not likely to happen.
Would you send a child to school if you could not meet their social needs?
There is a part of me that thinks being near other kids all day would work for her (although it might not - she went to K and did not make any great friendships) - and there is a part of me that thinks "no" - school is not worth it. I do not want to change our life style over this, I do not want to deal with schools, and there is a lot about schools I do not agree with (philosophically). Moreover, I really do think her expectations are a little out of whack - and that she needs to learn to find happiness from within - and not from constantly wanting to hang out with others.
Anyone else have a child at home who wants to hang out with others all the time - how do you deal with it??