Ah, after hitting post, I noticed that you answered the questions about friends.
OH!!!! WOW!!!! There are so many good postings above that I can’t think of much to add, except some application points.
Hi, thanks for the reply.
Thanks for the
I'm parking my ditto with those who suspect Asperger's or another ASD. Sometimes, high functioning kids aren't diagnosed until adolescence, because they cope really well all through elementary school. But the food pickiness and the strong (and not entirely logical) sense of fairness are clues to this being about more than just adolescent behavior.
If your son is very literal, splits hairs over things that don't matter ("no, you picked me up at 8:03 when I asked to be picked up at 8"),and doesn't pick up social rules just by observing them, you might want to find a specialist who could really take a good look at him.
In our case, we found we didn't need special accommodations at school, but it has helped
You make some good points Sabr... though I think that OP has gotten herself into a mess by making everything negotiable.
I also agree something is amiss, if you still have to remind a 15yo to brush his teeth, etc.
Something does sound a little off here.
Thanks for the reply.