Social problems with Peers
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|Wed, 04-16-2003 - 12:29pm|
He cried alot and told me he doesn't have any friends at school. He said at recess nobody will play with him. And in gym the boys get mad at him and call him loser when he doesn't do something right. (I guess the teacher is not within earshot at the time).
To hear this breaks my heart. His one friend at school recently started hanging out with the "cool" boys and I guess he tells my son "get away from me". My son said, "maybe I AM a good for nothing freak, like they tell me". I can't even begin to say how that shattered me to pieces. Of course We had a long talk with my son and built his self-esteem back up. He has friends in the neighborhood which helps. But he always says he wants "friends at school too". He tends to play better with children in the 6 to 8 age range at home. This usually works out better because of the maturity level.
He is taking Adderall for school. But I think the kids at school already have labeled my son from the past few years of impulsive behaviors. Does anyone know how I should handle my son when he tells me these things. I want to help him so bad. I feel helpless. Please, any suggestions..PLEASE! I'm considering even home-schooling him if his self-esteem gets any lower.