Parents of ADHD Teens and Young Adults
Advice for Summer Loneliness
Three weeks into July, my ADD’s son will have nothing to do.
He’s done band, he’s gone to youth group camp, he’ll be at Boy Scout camp and then nothing.
In the meantime his former good friend lives in the house behind us, has a pool and won’t even say hi to him. Long story short, my son was shunned and bullied. He is immature for 12 years old, yes, and unfortunately, he is over 6’ tall. He looks about 16 yo.
He will be taking guitar lessons once a week, which helps. He will probably be doing a couple of things with our park district. But the boy only has 1-2 friends; one of them is a Freshman and has his own friends. The other is younger and is a God-send.
Once school starts, I think life will be a lot better and busier, which should help. Also better opportunities to make good friends.
What do I do? I need suggestions just to get through the summer until school starts.
It breaks my heart that this family has turned their back on us because we have honestly done nothing to deserve it.
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