he is a SAHD and feels very left out of all the traditional thing sah-parents do for fun in the neighborhood. He's not into volunteering at the schools, but would like to know what he can do. His kids (my nephews) are 6, 9, 12. The 12yo has severe Autism and is homeschooled. He's a good dad, gave up his job for his boys. My SIL works hard all day and he does the Mr Mom thing.
Anyways he's excessively bored and the moms in his neighborhood are openly disinterested in associating with a dad which also affects the kids since daddy gets the brush off, so do the kids (indirectly). He literally went to a playground with his sons last week, it was full of kids and about 4 moms there. Within 10-15 minutes the families one by one had all left. The kids even noticed and asked "What happened? Why'd they all leave?" To which he had no answer. Seems to happen a lot in his area.
I'll relay any advice to him. Thanks for the help.
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well some people are just like that. it may have to do with him being a sahd, it may have to do with the 12yo with autism....i don't know. i have been in lots of situations where i have been shunned by other mothers for one reason or another. just like i tell my children.....not everyone is obligated to be your friend. it's not a big deal, you will eventually find someone to be your friend. i go to lots of things where there are other parents, like story time at the library, my kids do soccer lessons that we signed up for through the city or boys and girls club, i have even made some acquaintances from going to chic fil a lol. my advice to him is don't take it personally and don't give up.
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