It’s not unusual for young kids to say things like “no one wants to play with me.” Try not to jump to conclusions. If it’s isolated — like once a month — listening may be enough. The issue may be how kids interpret things.
For example, when kids get out to recess 10 minutes late, basketball teams are already picked, and they have to sit out. A child may say no one wanted to play, but it was really because of timing.
If you hear this kind of negative self-talk often, though, find out
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