DD started pre-K this year, and keeps telling me she feels left out and no one wants to play with her. It breaks my heart. I know it's important to let kids work things out on their own, but I also feel as parents it's our job to guide them and teach them how to work it out - especially at this age. She's an introvert, and I'm wondering if her shyness comes across as unfriendly to the kids. But, once she gets to know people she is pretty friendly and she tells me that she talks to the other kids. I've tried asking her if she is unfriendly or bossy, etc., but she says no. I realize she might not know she is doing it, but I'm at a loss for what I can do to help her.
The first time she told me about it, I figured it was isolated and just told her that sometimes people aren't nice and they don't mean it, but it would probably get better. But now, it seems to happen a lot so maybe there's something going on.