DS (8) has just started at a new school and is struggling to make friends. He is an only child of a single parent. I'm not sure if its his personality or the fact that he was/is around adults a lot of the time but he just doesn't seem to connect with kids his own age- often gravitating towards the older kids.
He is in yr 3 and has told me about 3 seperate incidences.
1. He went up to some yr 5 students who were playing pokemon and asked to play with them. They told him to get lost. (He went and told his teacher they were mean to him)
2. He tried playing tag with some kids in his own grade. He counted to 30 and one little boy said he has to count to 10. DS said he had already counted to 30.....
Also- DS feels that this one little boy keeps going after him to tip him. I'm not entirely sure this is an exclusion thing though as DS is not the most sporty and might just very well be the slowest out of the group.
3. Some yr 5 girls came up and asked him if he wanted to play tag with them after they saw he was all alone. He went and played with them instead.
When I picked DS up of an afternoon- I found him sitting by himself and reading his book.
When I picked DS up from after school care, he was upset because he had been playing soccer and another kid slide tackled him and than declared it was his penalty. DS said "But you slide tackled me- how is that your penalty", and then got upset.
I'm just unsure what to do. Anyone else's kid like this?