How concerned should we be that our daughter does not seem interested in making friends and playing with other kids?
What's bothering us, however, is that she does not seem interested in making friends and playing with other kids. It's not that she can't make friends, she just seems to have no interest in doing so. She'll play with other kids, as long as they're interested in doing artwork and some of the other things she enjoys. Even her 3rd grade teacher noticed it this year. During recess, when she asked her "why don't you want to play with the other kids", our daughter said "sometimes I prefer to have some time to myself to daydream." Don't get me wrong, our daughter does have a few friends and she genuinely seems very sociable but, I have to admit, sometimes she seems to be in her own world.
We would appreciate any advice from anyone out there. Should we be concerned? Is there something we should do? Is there something we should NOT do?