NearlyAussie Posted July 13, 2010 Report Share Posted July 13, 2010 My eldest daughter is 10, going on 16 (or thinks she is anyway). She's a lovely young lady, and has adjusted very well to life in Perth over the last three and a half years. While she is happy, she is missing out on having an older sister/cousin/friend to do "girly stuff" with. Although my eldest and my youngest daughter (age 7) get on very well together, I am noticing now that the eldest is hitting the pre-teen, early hormonal stage, that she needs a someone.Back in South Africa, my family is very close, and her girl cousins (ages 14 and 18) are more like sisters/friends than cousins, and share everything, and my daughter feels like she is missing out. Although we have now set her up with her "own" (closely monitored) e-mail address to keep in contact with her cousins, I think she would love to get to know other girls her age or slightly older. Unfortunately, there are only about 10 girls of her age group in her school, and not all of them have the same values that we have instilled in our girls. We are conservative in many respects (like dress and behaviour), but at the same time, encourage independent thinking and traditional family values. And most of the people we have come to know have children the age of my youngest, leaving the elder one often feeling a little left out. While she does thrive (at times) on being "the big girl" and supervising the littler ones, her social circle could do with an age boost! She is a bookworm, hates sports (which puts her at odds with the Aussies in her class LOL), loves ballet, and has recently become quite image conscious (which I dislike, but I think its part of the age group). SHe's fairly confident and outgoing, but could do with a bigger group of friends.We live NOR, in the Kingsley area, and would be interested to know if there are any families with girls of a similar age. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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