12 yr old Son is Socially not accepted by peers in school
My son is a very bright but somewhat awkward among his school mates. He just ended his 1st year in Middle School and did extremely well academically but socially it was a mess! He was very excited when he started this year and as the month's progressed, I found that he was not being "accepted" by new friends from his comments and it went down from there. He has been verbally teased which was addressed with the Admin and they stepped in immediately but he cries and says that no one wants him around or they find him weird and walk away from him. He finds himself sitting alone alot. I have placed him in sports since he was little, he's not interested in that anymore, and I am constantly trying to place him in extra curricular things so he has better self esteem. but it not easy. He does have old friends that he contacts but its hard for them to get together sometimes because they go to different schools.
I just need to know if anyone has/is experiencing this and what you have done in this situation? I do not want him to go into depression and it saddens me to see that he feels this way. I know he getting into his teen years and wants to be accepted.