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Dear Care and Feeding,

We moved to a small town from a larger city a few years ago. We wanted a safer, quieter, and less stressful environment for our kids to grow up in. We have two children ages 9 and 14. For me, making friends here has been next to impossible, but I’ve accepted it.

My kids seem to get along with everyone at school, get good grades, and never have issues, but they never get invited to parties or play dates or anything outside of school. I even threw a birthday party one year for my youngest and invited his whole class. Only one child out of 21 showed up.

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