My son is a very sweet child and wants to be friends with everyone. He gets punched and called gay at school and on the bus. Even his "friends" around our house are mean to him and he just doesn't understand that that's not how friends are. I'm even afraid to throw him a birthday party because the past few years the kids he invites tell him they don't like him and won't go and he cries and asks why no one came. It breaks my heart that anyone would treat him badly.Answer Question
Answer by admckenzie at 10:12 PM on Mar. 15, 2011
Answer by kayslay at 10:17 PM on Mar. 15, 2011
Answer by Peajewel at 10:21 PM on Mar. 15, 2011
Answer by boobarandbell at 10:22 PM on Mar. 15, 2011
I agree with kayslay......cub scouts is a great organization for boys. You might be surprised at what you're able to find to get him involved with. Baseball, bowling, karate are also great ways to meet new people. If he has any special interests, you could probably find something in that field. I have 4 boys, my oldest was in baseball for a few years but now he's more into acting and jazz band. My middle 2 are HUGE football freaks. They have played pee wee football for 3 years now and my youngest is starting T-ball in a couple of week. Both football and baseball are not school related but all the team mates are also class mates......that may help him build real friendships by being outside the school setting.
Answer by how_reb at 10:25 PM on Mar. 15, 2011
Answer by boobarandbell at 10:28 PM on Mar. 15, 2011
I just seen the t-ball and football reply. This may sound extreme but if things are really bad and he really has no friends, you could transfer him to a new school. When my oldest started school we had all kinds of problems with a bully....a freaken 5 year old bully at that. This boy would stab kids with unwound paper clips, hit them with books, claw them with his nails.....it was nuts! We tried everything we could through the school and the higher ups and it was never fully resolved so we open enrolled him into a different school district. It was the best thing we could have done and now all my kids go to the "new" school and have done very well. I have a niece and nephew that go in our district and it's amazing the difference in attitude.
Answer by how_reb at 10:30 PM on Mar. 15, 2011