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Old 04-16-2010, 09:42 AM   #10
Bear Family
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Re: Please help with my 6yo dd

Originally Posted by Xeniphia View Post
I think you're doing a great job. I agree in seeing if on a calm day you can try to get some insight into why she's feeling differently now, it could well be that she's feeling isolated because of a new sibling and losing her best friend. Do you have the old friend's new address? If so it may be neat for her to be able to be pen-pals with her. If she's not capable of it yet you could write and read the letters for her, maybe it would help her not feel like she lost her friend completely.

When I was 5 my family moved and I lost my best friend, I still remembered that with pain over 10 years later. I don't know if we would have even stayed friends that long had I not moved, but in my kid's brain all I knew was I lost my "only" friend (I didn't make friends well in my new town). Kids losing friends can be HUGE in their minds, much more than we as adults think it should be sometimes.

We have their ph# and they have talked a few times. But she will start to cry on the phone and when I talked to the mom she said that Alana is having a hard time with the move as well, so I don't want to make it worse on her too. I will have to get her address though, silly me, I never thought of that one.

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