If your child feels this way, make sure they know that:
– They are not alone. Many young people face (and have faced) this issue and it is extremely common.
– They will eventually find their “crew” who accept them for exactly who they are.
– People get kinder as they get older. Adolescence is the hardest time for friendships because of changing senses of identity, reshuffling of dynamics, and still-developing moral compasses.