Just wanted to put this in a place where parents would understand and to offer some example of hope. My son is 16 and for years, he has struggled making and keeping friends. Kids bullied him, shunned him and he had the hardest time fitting in due mostly to the symptoms of ADHD. To add to the fun, the pandemic certainly took it’s toll on him making friends as well.
Today though, he has spent the day with his friend group. He HAS a friend group! They have been playing board games at my kitchen table for the last 6 hours. They are kind and respectful and they accept my son!
I put this here because this is the kind of post I needed to see years ago when things didn’t look like they do at this moment. When I literally watched neighborhood kids run and hide in their homes rather than include him when he came outside. I needed this post when I asked the teacher does he have any friends?The answer was almost never what I wanted to hear.
Today, I am just really reflecting on the journey that got us here. I needed to write it out and if it offers anyone a glimmer of hope which I know I needed so much when he was younger then I am glad I wrote it out here. Thanks for reading of you have gotten this far.