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6 year old doesn't seem to have friends

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susan198130 Sat 15-Dec-18 18:14:15

My son is in year 2 at school. He never really socialised at all in nursery, to the point where the staff called me in to have a chat about him "isolating" himself. Then he started primary school, and had a couple of best friends when he was in reception. By the end of that year, it kind of fizzled out.

He goes to a small school, only 30 children per year, and since probably the middle of year 1, he just doesn't seem to play with anyone. He says he likes to play on his own and the other kids don't play games that he likes. He never gets invites to parties anymore (and if he does, it's generally the kids whose mums I get on well with).

He doesn't seem to be sad about it at all, which is great, but I'd be lying if I said it didn't make me feel a bit sad. He just seems to like his own company (possibly a little too much).

I did try putting him into a football club after school but he didn't really enjoy it, so we stopped, and he now does swimming lessons (which isn't great for socialising, plus they cost a fortune so I haven't put him into any other clubs). In the new year though, I'm going to see if I can get him into a kids boxercise class in the hope it might boost his confidence.

I'm just wondering, is it normal for a 6 year old to not really want to socialise? He loves playing with his brother, but that seems to be about it really.

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susan198130 Sat 15-Dec-18 18:43:53

Who the hell is Janet?

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Ellieboolou27 Mon 17-Dec-18 19:12:57

Try cubs or beavers they are good clubs for bonding and socialising.

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