I have two beautiful daughters who are constantly shown love from family, however my youngest daughter is petite, stunning and very charming. People are naturally drawn to her and my oldest daughter is often sidelined, even by her own friends since they want to carry around and play with her little sister.
My husband and I constantly reiterate the importance of them being themselves and how everyone is different, but sometimes my oldest does silly things and plays up to get the attention of others back on her, however I notice most of the time this actually makes her friends distance themselves more. She is a beautiful kid with a lovely personality, I just want her to be confident in herself and not care what others think/do. I have thought about putting her into a martial arts class, something for just her, but am certainly open to any advice from others.
I was always the kid growing up that did my own thing, had a big circle of friends and if someone didn’t want to be my friend I didn’t mind, and moved on, I would dearly love to help my oldest with this as I feel people will always be drawn to her sisters charisma.
Posted anonymously, 2nd February 2021