9 year old help

Jenny - posted on 12/16/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )




My son has been quiet lately, seems down but not exactly sure. I ask him if he wants to talk he says no. He doesn't want to open up to me. Did I do something wrong?


Katrina - posted on 12/16/2013




I don't think so. Maybe he doesn't feel ready to talk about what's bothering him. Could be a bully at school, and so, feels ashamed that he was unable to stand up for himself. Any number of things. Would also depend on how long he's been like this. If it's been a week or two, I'd suggest maybe talking to the school and asking if they have noticed a behavioural change in him also. You could also remind him that you love him, and respect that he has chosen not to talk about it, and you will be here to listen when he is ready. Another option may be to speak to the school guidance officer/councillor/chaplain (if the school has one) as they may have other ideas, and may even be able to schedule some time with him. Hope this helps a little.

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