I'll try to keep this short! I am a single Mom of two boys--there is no involvement from their father (his choice), I have no family in the area (NONE). Yes I have a small group of friends here, but don't get out much because I work full time and devote the rest of it to my children. Anyway, I FINALLY got my 7 year old to open up a bit yesterday and he explained to me that he doesn't play with the boys in his class because they are boring. They play soccer and football during recess and he doesn't play because he got hurt bad during a soccer game and is afraid of getting hurt again. Anyway, he told me he would rather play by himself or play with the girls. I tried to explain that he can play those sports with the boys and he won't always get hurt. Am I right to be concerned that he's mainly playing with girls? He will play with the boys in our neighborhood sometimes (they are all older).Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 2:32 PM on Oct. 29, 2009 in School-Age Kids (5-8)
Your son is the intellectual type...not a jock. He will thrive if you find him outlets that allow him to use his brain, as well as be active. Scouting is a good one..it will teach him self-confidence and he will be stimulated intellectually as well as physically.
Maybe the library has activities, too.
Girls (for the most part) tend to be more quiet and play co-operatively. Your son may be more like that instead of playing loud, rough and competitively.
It would be a mistake to try to push him to be something he isn't.
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