Hi friends As I write about my 7 year old daughter, tears rolling down my eyes and I am feeling heartbroken and helpless. As much I want to wrap up my little one and protect her from the world and most of all, want to ensure that she has plenty of friends. She is a very smart, sweet, kind and little introvert/shy girl who loves to be silly and naughty. But the problem is she is a loner in school. Noone wants to play with her or talk to her. She reaches out to kids playing and ask them if she can play with them or if they want to play with her but all of them refuse. Most of the days she sits alone in the playground and watches others. I went to volunteer during recess and observed from distance and it absolutely broke my heart to see her crying in the corner and she quickly ran away to restroom to wipe her tears when she saw me. I spoke to her to understand if there is something else going on . But she only says that noone likes her and noone plays with her. she has no friends. When in a One 2 One setting, she gets along extremely well with the other child but in a social setting , somehow noone accepts her. She is very talkative in one 2 one but not very vocal in a group. I read that arranging play dates is the best solution to expose the child to some kids from school so that they have a bonding away from school. But I am finding that very challenging as I reached out to few parents of the kids whom my daughter likes but all the parents came back next day with the same answer that they are busy or kids ahave classes etc. (I am assuming they checked with their child if they want to hv a playdate with my daughter and they refused). We have very frequent meetings with our friends (not from same school) and she has lot of fun but thats not helping the low self esteem she is facing at school . Her self confidence is crashing and she doesnt want to go to school anymore. Often from 8 years and onwards , kids have lot of groupism specially girls as they like to maintain same set of friends . All this is affecting her studies also and its killing me from inside to see my daughter in such a condition. I want to ask if anyone else has faced the similar situation ? Or is it common ? Or am I worrying too much and I should not give it too much attention as it may backfire ?