My son is 6, in Kindergarten, has friends and kids that like him, so it's not that, they all want to be his friend and play with him, he could just care less. He likes to be by himself, to play, or anything. I'm worried that it's going to affect him later on, like when he's older, and hasn't made the connections with other kids like he could have. Any advice? Thanks!
Asked by Anonymous at 9:48 PM on Jan. 9, 2010 in School-Age Kids (5-8)
Answer by 67mermaid at 11:36 PM on Jan. 9, 2010
Answer by Naralie at 9:52 PM on Jan. 9, 2010
it should not affect him later in life as the pp said they learn and develop the same. My son is 8 and has been a loner all his life as well .,.his friends that he does make are very good friends but he doesnt like to hang out with them to much. He would rather be alone . I agree tho with the pp that it could be a confidence thing as well because my son in k and first grade had very low self esteem because of some things that were said at school etc...(some kids are just cruel) but there is many reasons about why it could be confidence. I was very shy all thru school and never really made any good friends until middle school so it could be that to ......
Answer by mamajmm81 at 9:58 PM on Jan. 9, 2010
Answer by pat7879 at 9:59 PM on Jan. 9, 2010
Answer by Seven07 at 10:42 PM on Jan. 9, 2010
Answer by klatshaw at 12:00 AM on Jan. 10, 2010
Answer by angelairelan at 2:52 AM on Jan. 10, 2010
I was like that, too, as a child, and dd is the same. Yesterday we went to a birthday party and she played with the girl's toys and didn't want to have cake, play games, etc. She was happy as a clam. Dd has trouble with transitions, tho, and her psychologist told me to work on that by interrupting her play every once in a while to get her used to transitions. Sometimes she will play alone for 2 hours. She's an only, so i didn't think playing that long was a big deal, until she had trouble with transitioning from a play activity to a school activity. She does have friends and likes playdates, but generally likes to be alone.
Answer by char944 at 9:03 AM on Jan. 10, 2010
My son is the same way. He has a great imagination and loves to read so he can spend hours lost in a book. He is 7 and does have friends kids call all the time to have play dates or invite him to sleep overs. He prefers to be at home with us. I personally think that is a good thing. My son is an only child so he is very independent, more mature for his age and very confident he doesn't need people to make him happy he is happy from within. A kid who constantly need friends over and are only happy surrounded by people would bother me much more. My son does things on occasion with friends he has balance and does not overdo anything really.
Answer by Anonymous at 10:42 AM on Jan. 10, 2010
Answer by mamajmm81 at 11:50 AM on Jan. 10, 2010
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