my son is 8 yrs old and obsesses with super heros and often plays alone, what can we do to cahnge this?
Shannon - posted on 09/19/2012
Well he has HDHD and has hardly any friends at school. When we make play dates with kids his age, he would rather play happily in his room. Meanwhile the friend would rather play outside. I am trying to figure out if this is normal and if he will later grow out of it. He is actually my step son and is an only child with his mom. I have 2 prior children. He lives with us full tme. We have him in sports to try and interact with others. Maybe we need to do more family activities and that might help.
Bonnie Jean - posted on 09/18/2012
Does he transition easily? Can he focus on school? Dinner? If he transitions easily then you can redirect him and offer other solutions. What does he like about his super heroes? Can he write stories about them? Let him create his own super heroes! Let him start his own comic book line..
Did you know the creator of Pokemon was a child that loved writing and drawing his "Pokemon" and now he is a millionaire, doing what he loves...Just a thought.
Zoe - posted on 09/18/2012
My son is also 8, and while he is not into super heros, he does play a lot by himself and makes up very involved imaginary games for him and my boyfriend to play. I think if he is happy and has friends at school but just enjoys playing alone, let him. When my son was obsessed with weapons etc, we banned all talk of them for 2 weeks while on vacation and got him to focus on other things, like playing croquet all together. It did him a lot of good to distract him from his little obsession. If he has a man that he looks up to and enjoys spending time with, get him to redirect what your son is focusing on. Hope this helps:)
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