hsbaby Posted June 18, 2012 Share Posted June 18, 2012 (edited) Ds is 9. He is a sweet, compassionate, smart, funny kid. When he was younger we were always on the go....playdates, gymnastics, field trips, etc. Within the last two years he has become extremely anti-social. I wouldn't even call it shy because once he is around his friends, he has a good time and is running around crazy with them. However, he does not ever WANT to do anything with friends. He quit gym and complains about every outing we go on. Just this morning I had signed him up for a mini camp. It was all kids he knew well from co-op. He threw, as usual, a huge fit about going. He says he just wants to stay home and play computer, build things, and play with his sisters. I forced him to go and he said it was fun, but he still doesn't want to go back. He is totally content being at home. I am very social and can't relate. I continue to make play dates because I don't think it's good for him to be isolating himself. What do you think? Should I back off or keep pushing him out of his comfort zone? He is well liked by other kids so there are no hidden issues like bullying, etc. ETA: I realize he is not clinically anti-social. I was posting while listening to three kids, the TV, and the dog and just couldn't come up with another word. Shy didn't describe him so I resorted to anti-social, as in "not social". Didn't intend to offend any introverts....I am aware that one is a clinical dx while one is just a personality type. Edited June 18, 2012 by hsbaby Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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