My eldest son hasn’t always had an easy time making friends.
Ever since he was a wee thing, he was a bit of an introvert. Serious, artistic, and highly sensitive, my son was always selective about who he let in. When he started Kindergarten, I had high hopes for his socialization but little changed. By the second grade, he seemed to have given up on the idea of making friends. While all the other children played at recess, my son sat outside his classroom and watched from the sidelines.
Heartbroken and frustrated, I wondered why my son had such a hard time making friends…[read more]