Just curious if anyone else has gone through this. To boil it down -- my 14 year old doesn't seem to have friends to hang out with anymore. No one's calling or texting and he's only calling his best friend maybe once a week to see if he's around over the weekend, if even that, and his bff hasn't been to our house in months.
For the last two years or so my son pretty much only hung out with his best friend at our house or his house, although he saw other friends at his after school program. This winter he barely saw his friend on weekends and I haven't actually seen the kid in months. And we pulled him out of his after-school program so he's home by himself after school. No kids on our street he's friends with. Doesn't go out at all. Doesn't seem bothered by it at all.
He's an only child, very happy to sit on computer/playstation/in front of tv all day. Does tae kwon do 2x/week and interacts with the kids there (I see them talking before/during & after) but no interest in seeing more of them. Doesn't seem bothered at all. Perfectly happy to hang out at home with his electronic stuff. He's not moody or anything, just content to lay on the couch all day playing his games. My dh and I are not very social people ourselves, but we do have friends we talk to (and see less often), but we're not social at all in our town - our friends are elsewhere.
SO -- normal or not? He doesn't seem to realize that maybe his bff is not his bff anymore, and I don't want to push this point because why make him feel bad? They're graduating middle school tonight & going to different high schools after the summer. This partly bothers me just because I want him to have friends of course, and partly because he himself doesn't seem to want to put himself out and DO something/call someone when he's perfectly happy at home.
Sound familiar to anyone and how did it pan out?
When the blues whomp you up on the side of the head, throw them to the floor and kick them out the door... -- the B'52s
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