ADHD in Boys
My son (9) doesn’t have a lot of friends. His teacher says he gets along with everyone in the class and they like him because he’s often funny and makes the other kids laugh.
At the same time- he’s never been invited to a birthday party or to play or to a sleepover. Ever. I never noticed it much until his brother (age 7) was about 5. He started getting invited to parties and play dates all the time.
My son has started to make comments “I have no friends” and things like that. It makes me so sad. Then, the other day, his teacher called me to tell me she caught him “creeping” outside peeking into the art room window while some girls were in there (after school- they must have an art club or something) and she caught him and told him he needed to go home. What he was doing was creeping and inappropriate. He never told me, of course- so I found out when she called. I’ve noticed he has done it at the park, too. With older kids he doesn’t know, he kind of hides in the bushes and “watches” from afar. I’ve tried to tell him “just go up and start playing with them, or ask them if you can play” but he doesn’t want to.
The teacher made me feel really bad- like he was some sort of pervert. I tried to explain he’s done that before when at the park, etc. and she said “this was different, he knew the girl he has a crush on was in there.”
I don’t want him labeled at the school more than he likely already is.
Anyone else have kids who are just socially awkward?
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