I am the mom of three wonderful boys-ages 5, 10 and 13. Last year due to safety concerns in our neighborhood we packed up our house and left (the block was overrun with drug dealers and gang members). Our new neighborhood is wonderful, it is safe, there are lots of children for my kids to play with and we love it here. While my two younger children have had no problems making friends, I am concerned about my oldest. Even as a young child he has always been painfully shy. He has one really good friend (due to the move however they ended up at different schools) and spends most of his time on the computer, watching tv or secluding himself in his room. He is a great kid and even though he is well liked by his peers (from what I am told by others), I am concerned about his lack of friends. During the school year he had problems with being bullied that I wasn't aware of and watching him at the bus stop in the mornings always was heart breaking as he would stand by himself and not really interact with anyone. He is involved in youth group and in hopes of getting him out of his shell, I put him in baseball this summer. I really don't know what to do for him, he is a good kid, and maybe I'm making a big deal over nothing, but I just hate to see him so alone. If anybody has any advice, it would be greatly appreciated.