My son is getting to that friend making age and I'm starting to freak out. I don't deal with children well. I don't dislike them (most of them anyway) but I just don't know how to talk to them and I fear the day my son wants to bring friends over or have a birthday party. Let me explain what I mean by fear. I'm not literally frightened by them but being around kids I don't know just makes me uncomfortable and I feel awkward. I don't know how to talk to them and when they talk to me I don't know how to respond or make conversation. I end up just saying one word answers and wanting them to go away lol. I'm fine with my own son of course but I'm just not looking forward to other kids hanging around. Maybe its because I grew up an only child and was only ever around adults or because I have some social anxiety to begin with but I don't know how to get over this fear. Has anyone else felt a similar way?
Asked by Anonymous at 11:44 AM on Aug. 30, 2012 in School-Age Kids (5-8)
Answer by butterflyblue19 at 11:46 AM on Aug. 30, 2012
Answer by QuinnMae at 11:49 AM on Aug. 30, 2012
Answer by meooma at 11:45 AM on Aug. 30, 2012
Answer by wendythewriter at 11:54 AM on Aug. 30, 2012
Answer by Hollander at 11:58 PM on Aug. 30, 2012
No, I am totally comfortable with kids of any age. It's their parents who make me feel uncomfortable & I would like to avoid.
Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 11:53 AM on Aug. 30, 2012
Answer by Shaun888 at 10:50 PM on Aug. 30, 2012
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