Hurts my heart my little one has such a hard time making new friends
Today my husband and his friends are out for a long bike ride, they are both triathletes, so I am watching the friend's twin 7 year old daughters. My 8 year old made fast friends with the girls, the three of them are out jumping on the trampoline. My 5 year old recently diagnosed with Autism just can't do it. He wants to play with them but doesn't know how to approach. He wants to show them his room and his stuffed animals but he hasn't reached out enough to even start a conversation. He's in here now watching a video by himself. It breaks me heart. He was so nervous when they got here, he asked me to pick him up and whispered in my ear "what if they don't want to be my friend?" I have no idea what to do to help him. My teenaged daughter is going to bake cookies with the kids, I'm hoping that will bring him into the group.