The Australian mother was left heartbroken after learning that her 8-year-old daughter is only attending school for lunch
‘Nobody asks her to play’: Heartbroken mom begs for advice after discovering her 8-year-old daughter sits alone in the schoolyard for lunch
- A mother was distraught to learn that her eight-year-old daughter is alone in school
- She recently discovered that her little girl eats lunch alone ‘most days’
- Her daughter said no one asks her to play with her, but she never asks anyone either
- Although she insists that no one is ‘mean’ to her, her mother wants her to make friends
One mother was heartbroken to learn that her young daughter is sitting alone at school at lunchtime because “no one asks her to play.”
The woman recently discovered that her eight-year-old child eats alone ‘most days’, and while she insists that she is not ‘mean’ to her, she is desperate for her little girl to make friends.
‘She’s not asking to play with anyone, and no one is asking her to play. It breaks my heart, ‘the mother wrote in an Australian parenting group on Facebook.
The situation only came to light after an after-school supervisor saw her daughter drawing a little girl sitting alone and asked her what she was sketching.
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A mother was heartbroken to learn that her young daughter is alone at school for lunch because ‘no one asks her to play’ (stock image)
“To be honest, I’m still in shock,” the mother wrote. ‘Should I approach the school about this, maybe talk to her teacher? I do not know.’
Her post drew dozens of sympathetic responses from fellow mothers who have faced similar issues.
Most encouraged the woman to reach out to her daughter’s teacher to get their opinion on why she is struggling with socializing.
‘Yes, the school should help her! I’m surprised the school hasn’t contacted you to let you know. It breaks my heart, poor little thing, ”one woman replied.
A second advised the teacher to suggest classmates who share common interests with her girl, and then arrange a play date.
“I’d talk to her teacher about it and once it’s on the teachers’ radar they would be a great resource to help her get into a circle of friends,” added a third.
A fourth suggested calling someone at school to see if they have a ‘friendship chair’ where kids looking for friends can meet to play.
Others shared statements of support, with a woman revealing that her son speaks during class but always sits alone at lunch.
He loves to be alone, he interacts a lot in class, but not during lunch. It doesn’t bother him, he’ll be home in no time, ‘she said.