User - posted on 10/20/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )
My son has ADD and has trouble making friends. He loves sports and is very good at them, so I thought this would help boost his confidence, but it hasn't. It started in 1st grade with a nasty teacher who yelled at him all the time. She singled him out to the point of other kids noticing. His confidence level went down to nothing. I see him with the other boys, and he's always very aware of himself. Meaning he seems very self conscious around them. There are only 9 other boys in his immediate class, also. His school has 3 4th grade classes with around 10 boys each, to 20 girls per class. He came home crying today because his one "friend" was having two other friends come over and didn't invite him. He's never invited to play dates or birthday parties. I try to invite kids over, but he doesn't even know who to ask. When I suggest kids, he always says " they're not my friend". He told me tonight, when they don't play football at recess they play monkey in the middle, and the kids make him always be the monkey. Even when he gets the ball, they say "you're all time monkey". I don't know what to do for him. My heart is breaking....