Whew....I feel like I have so many questions for this forum these days! Thank you all for your words of wisdom!
So, my observation, and question. I feel that social relationships and their complexities have been kicked up a notch in junior high. The drama among the girls feels a little more intense, it feels like groups are forming and re-forming, and there is definitely a hint of some boy/girl showing off, etc. I understand that this is all normal for the age, I just haven't seen it up close like this since....well, since I've lived it myself.
My question is that I am not sure my dd has as complete social skills as some of the other kids I'm seeing. She's getting feelings hurt one minute, and the next everything is fine and she's not sure there was really anything to be upset about. I think that her reactions to situations might eventually isolate her though because to some degree part of the distress is about her only being able to see her own point of view. She holds onto it until the next interaction with the friend, when all seems well
:. I don't know if other kids do this, or to the same degree, or not at all? Honestly, it's hard for me to know.
I was thinking that some sort of social skills group or counseling for a pre-teen would be great. DD and I have pretty good communication, but this is definitely an emotional place for her, and I feel a bit "tuned out". How can I help? Should I help? Should I worry? Any input would be wonderful!