8 year olds who are at-risk socially

Patsy - posted on 02/03/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )

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Share your tips for helping an 8 year old boy who doesn't respond in social situations.

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Deepti - posted on 02/05/2013

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Does he play with you and siblings/ cousins...arrange play dates with a kid in neighborhood, take him out for play in the garden/ backyard, make shopping list along with him and go out for general purchases with him, go out for kids movie or circus or anything that makes him feel better.
You can also enroll him in some activity like painting, dance, guitar classes or if that also does not suit him, arrange classes at home with one or two kids of his age group
You can also share your child hood experiences at home and at school.
Hope this would help you. all the best!

Crystal - posted on 02/04/2013

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He may be very shy, or not comfortable around people. He may just be an introvert. Some kids do much better one-on-one with someone than in a group. Try to engage him in a conversation about how he feels in these situations without making an interogation.

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