My son has severe social anxiety. He hasn’t gone to school for over a year. He had a tutor last year that he talked to through his bedroom door. He has a friend that he used to hang out with all the time. They hadn’t seen each other for quite a while. We set up a meeting this morning with the teacher at a special program for kids who can’t make it to regular high school. Many of them have social anxiety as well. The Attendance Counsellor was supposed to be there as well as my son’s friend. I was wondering if my son would actually go or be too nervous. I was really hoping things would work out for him.
Well, he actually went! I’m so glad! He didn’t look either the teacher or the Attendance Counsellor in they eye, or speak to them, but he did nod a few times. I spoke for him. He’s set up another time next week to go back and check out the school some more, and meet with his friend again. He wants to start attending this program within the next couple of weeks so that he can hang out with his friend. It would be so good for him. The teacher has to assess what his reading level is and stuff like that, but that’s not too big a deal. He’ll eventually have to speak to the teacher but it’ll happen when he’s ready.
He’s been hanging out at home without any friends for so long. He needs to hang out with someone other than just Mom and Dad. They’ve exchanged phone numbers so that they can text each other and ask to hang out. I’m not sure what they’re gonna do next week. My son likes to go for long walks, so they might do that. They might play video games. Whatever it is, it’ll be good for him.
Just had to let you all know my good news. I’ve been waiting so long for this. I’ll let you know how next week goes.
Till next time,