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15 Jun 2004

My 7 yr-old son is a nerd....
And I'm so worried about him. He is doing very well in school, but he says that he doesn't like playing with the other children. Throughout my whole school career I was labeled as a 'nerd' by the other children, causing alienation and difficulty in making friends. I don't want this to happen to my son! He says that his classmates don't want him to play with them. How do I handle this? I know that he can be very self-righteous which might annoy other children. According to my ex-husband however, there is absolutely nothing wrong. I've tried to get my xh to take my son to a child psychologist, but he always has excuses. His medical aid doesn't pay for therapy... Or he can't find a child psychologist nearby...

What can I do?
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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

Well, Liza, some of us nerds do turn out to be rather useful folks in life ! It sounds as if you're judging his situation and future according to your own history. From what you say, it's you who are worried about this situation, not the boy. Some kids aren't impressed by their schoolmates, and don't much like playing wih them --- and it's not compulsory.
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