Hi all, 9 year old son. Like most, struggles with social interactions and therefore very isolated at school. Others will play with him if he asks or if mom/dad set up a play date....but never been invited to a play date from them or a birthday party. Think its more of the parents honestly being intimidated or being worried of how to handle him (even though it would be fine). Have often though I need to be more aggressive in searching out others… read more
Thanks. He’s the happiest kid ever. I think definitely harder for us than him.
My son went to the same school for six years and was only invited to a couple of birthday parties. He has a couple of very casual friends, but not a good long-term friend. He is at a new school this year so I am hoping something develops. If not, I will step in and try to make a connection via parents. Does your son seem happy? Mine seems happy most of the time and doesn't seem to miss not having a close friend. I have heard autistic adults say that this is more of a problem for their parents than for them.
I'm going to be talking with the mother of a boy my daughter's friends with and goes to school with tonight. They're both 16 and need their free time, independence. There's another boy she does track with who also lives near by, he's a Jr. I'd like to see her go do things like hanging out at Dunkin Donuts with teens her age.
She has these two younger girls in our neighborhood, one who's father I'm friends with. Anyway the one will be partially civil, distant. The other ice cold. Thank God it doesn't seem to bother her.