A MUM has begged for help after learning that her daughter sits alone in the school playground because “no one asks her to play.”
The Australian woman was told by her eight-year-old’s school that she eats by herself “most days” and although “nobody is mean”, she hardly interacts with other children.
Writing on an Facebook parenting page, the mother wrote that it broke her heart to hear of her daughter’s social struggles, adding that she was “still in shock” by it all.
The situation came to light when an after-school supervisor questioned her daughter about her drawings, which seemed to depict a little girl sat alone.
In response, the mother took to social media for advice, writing: “Should I approach the school about this, speak to her teacher maybe? I don’t know.”
The post attracted dozens of responses from sympathetic parents, with many encouraging the woman to contact the school regarding the reasons why her daughter may be struggling to socialise.
One response said: “I would chat to her teacher about it and, once it’s on their radar, it would be a great resource to assist her in getting into a circle of friends.”
Another suggested asking the school about whether they have a “friendship seat” where kids in search of friends can meet to play.
Other however questioned whether they should be doing more to help.
One person said: “Yes, the school should be helping her!
“I’m surprised the school hasn’t contacted you to let you know. Breaks my heart, poor little thing.”