We got a note from Laci's teacher yesterday saying that she would like her to be in a small group with the school counselor called "Building Friendships". The note said that she knows Laci can be a good friend but thinks maybe this group would help her make friends. I hope it does.
I was surprised by my reaction to the suggestion. My first thought was "why does Laci need special help?" It almost bothered me. But then I remembered someone telling me about someone's reaction to speech therapy. Lots of kids use it. It's not a big deal. But she knew someone that refused to let her son go to speech therapy. She didn't want him singled out. As a child, she did not like speech therapy and she didn't want her son going. So she had her son switch schools. That always stuck with me.
I don't want to be that mother and doesn't let her child get the support she needs and use the resources the school is providing. This is a little thing and not a big deal. But I will still wonder. Is it because she is younger than the other kids? Or just shy? I was very shy too as a child and it took years for me to break out of my shell. Laci will find her way too and she will find her friends.