If you're worried that your child isn't popular enough, take heart: it could just be the thing that makes them super-successful adults.
That's the message from the experience of gorgeous singer-songwriter Taylor Swift.
At 23, the global superstar has the world on her feet, and aside from the occasional error of judgment (dating Harry Styles, springs top mind) she can only soar even higher in popularity.
Which isn't bad for a girl who admits she had no friends at school!
In fact, Taylor has revealed that it was her lack of friends that drove her to express her emotions through song-writing.
In an interview with In Style magazine, Taylor admitted that her classmates left her isolated because they thought she was 'weird and different'.
She said: "When you're dealing with something like loneliness or confusion or rejection or frustration, those emotions are so jumbled up in your head.
"For me, the only way to condense them down into one thing is to write a three-and-a-half minute song about it.
"I first started writing songs because I didn't really have anyone else to talk to. As sad as that sounds, I was going through this really hard time at school where I didn't have any friends. Songwriting for me just started out as therapy."
However, Taylor confessed that her biggest fear in life is becoming self-obsessed and ending up alone.
She said: "What I worry about is that I never want to end up kind of a self-centred, vain human being. My fears circle around me making the wrong choices and messing this up for myself. I don't wanna end up being awful and intolerable.
"Alone. Laying in a marble bathtub by myself, like sad, with a glass of wine just complaining that my life ended up alone because I pushed everyone away because I thought I was too good to hang out with anybody.
"The typical Hollywood sad cliché of the poor lonely starlet with no-one because she put up all these walls and didn't trust anyone. That's my fear. And that's why I live my life the way I live my life because I'd so much rather feel everything than end up like that."
To read the interview in full, see the April issue of InStyle.
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