My son will be 5 in April. He attends a private christian dayschool (Pre-K) classroom. He is set to attend kindergarten next spring.
My worry is this. He has no friends. Has no desire to make friends. We tried getting him in DART preschool, but he did not qualify when we tested him at age 3. He did qualify for social help in a private preschool b/c he lacked social skills. We've gone to playgroups, playdates, story times...I've spent money on tons of other things with me involved with him and without. I give him plenty of time together alone.
It was terrible this morning. Worse than it's ever been. He was screaming, throwing things and begging for us not to send him to school. I know the kids aren't picking on him. Although I'm not on friends with the parents of these children, I know these kids are not like that. He tells me he doesn't enjoy being in the company of other children. He loves the adults, but even after a year (since last January) he's still not socially where we want him to be. I know kids can be shy adjusting to a new setting, but it's been a year. Even the other shy kids have gone off and made 'friends'. I'm just worried there is something wrong with my child. Why in the world doesn't he want to be around other kids? It's an all the time thing, too. I just don't understand it. I know some take longer than others so before it turns into a bash fest of me thinking my kid is weird, please don't think that. I'm really worried and could use some advice from parents who have been through this.
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