My son is turning 5years and he doesn't have friends & I don't have a location

Robbie - posted on 04/16/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )




May 14 is my son's 5th birthday. I am so lost on what to do for him. He is a very quiet kid. He doesn't have friends at school or his daycare. I asked him who did he want to invite and he told me Sire-which is his 2yr old brother. Please help with how can I plan him a birthday party somewhere and invite some of the kids from school. What should I do? My of course first issue is getting my Son some friends. Then location (we live in Houston). Please help



Irene - posted on 04/16/2012




If kids have a hard time making friends at school, they can often make friends through groups, like Boy Scouts. If your boy is shy or even socially inept (like I was when I was a kid), groups like that will surely help him develop friendships because it puts him in situations where he learns to play with others. And when he becomes comfortable making friends there, he will eventually learn to make friends in school too. :)


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Amy - posted on 04/16/2012




I would just plan the birthday for family, I wouldn't invite kids that he's not comfortable with. I would however speak to the teacher and daycare provider to see what they are doing to help him a foster and develop relationships with other kids he's around. It could be that he interacts with kids at school but doesn't feel comfortable enough with those kids outside of school.

Medic - posted on 04/16/2012




Well you can't really "get" your son friends. Does he want friends? Is he happy the way things are? Does he talk about the kids in his class? Why don't you just ask him what he wants to do for his birthday and go with that. No need pushing what you want onto him.

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