What advice or comforting words do I give my daughter?
Answered 12 months ago
Her friends are all quite high achievers, they will all the sport events, academically smart, pretty etc. I see she is on the verge of giving up. She has always tried her best but is an average kid, she is never picked for anything, which is totally fine with me, but she feels like a failure. She doesn't want to go to school anymore, as she just doesn't feel very included. She has tried mixing with a couple of different groups of friends, but the groups have now merged. Just wanting to let her know that trying your best is absolutely OK and in fact, it is great in my eyes.
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Also reassure her she learns a lot by trying and not giving up. That a mark of 25% is much better than a mark of 20% if she’s improving as she goes. And that real friends don’t want to be her friend because of marks.