My youngest is 10 and about to start 5th grade. I noticed since 2nd grade she seems to not have any friends other than the children of my friends. Only one is in her grade at her school. She comes across as very abrupt and rude and i guess i am used to it and stopped noticing. I have tried to explain her behavior to her and can't get through. She states the obvious and isn't tactful when trying to tell someone something negative. She is very outgoing but doesn't seem to notice when she's being insulted or being given a brush off unless name calling is being used. I guess she doesn't notice the normal social cues? After really watching her carefully the last several months i don't think she is doing it on purpose to hurt anyone's feelings but i feel embarrassed for her, but she isn't embarrassed at all.
on Jun. 24, 2013 at 8:50 AM