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Old Apr 17th 2015, 12:28 pm   #1
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My daughter is 17 and is struggling without her mates who are back in the UK. We havent been here long and i keep telling her it takes time to make friends. She has just started at tafe but is quite a shy girl. Is anyone else's kids going through/gone through the same thing. We r in logan
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My daughter is 17 and is struggling without her mates who are back in the UK. We havent been here long and i keep telling her it takes time to make friends. She has just started at tafe but is quite a shy girl. Is anyone else's kids going through/gone through the same thing. We r in logan
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Sorry it's in brisbane
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does anyone live in Logan by choice?

Not a good area really..... is she at TAFE there too?
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IS there any chance you can send her back to UK to finish her education there? Board with relatives or even family of friends that you trust. Or has she been away too long to slot back into the UK system seamlessly?
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My daughter is 17 and is struggling without her mates who are back in the UK. We havent been here long and i keep telling her it takes time to make friends. She has just started at tafe but is quite a shy girl. Is anyone else's kids going through/gone through the same thing. We r in logan
Has she looked for a part time job? often meet other kids that way. Sons looking in melb but no luck yet, applied for all the usual places ( about 20 ) that take kids but not looks like nobody hiring at moment Just got to keep at it.

We moved to melb from qld and youngest just turned 18, really missing mates despite being in UNI. I thought he would meet loads of people, but so far its manily just lectures, met a few people but not really great mates.

Then had a set back last week, has that sort of nordic look, tall, white, pale eyes, skin, hair, anyway sitting on train on late at night and group of blokes staring at him, then one bellows out 'WHITE ******'.

Looking round the carriage it was obviously directed at him, bolted out of carriage at next stop, got on next train.

Didnt exactly make the situation any easier, I am so keeping he gets work soon as he loved his part time job up in QLD, so it might be the answer.
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I understand as a parent of an 18 year old male exactly what you are all going through. We moved here in Sept having moved from Malaysia where my son had a fantastic social life. He really struggled to settle here on The Sunshine Coast despite getting an apprenticeship in Feb. He joined the gym, boxing and rock-climbing to no avail. Anyhow I pointed him in the direction of the MEETUP groups that he could join. These are different groups aimed at different ages, interests etc and all you have to contribute is $2 when you go along. MEETUP groups are global - just google them - there are tons around Logan, I really would suggest her trying that out. Last night my son went out clubbing with another guy who also joined MEETUP - so slowly but surely things are coming together. Get her to give it a go - its not easy especially when you are shy - but she should remember that everyone at the MEETUP groups are there for the same reason - they want to make friends - good luck
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