What’s the best advice can I give to my son about the mean comments he hears his classmates?
My 10 year old son is smart and talented. He is articulate, a good break dancer, loves mountain biking sports, etc. The downside is, he is socially awkward. He likes to mingle with his classmates but he is can go off-topic or does not get what the others are saying. Because of this difficulty in bonding with others, he has resorted to making up stories thinking that this way will help him gain friends. Instead, the kids don’t believe him. According to him, he was told “he is not as cool as he thinks he is and that he sucks”. He already told me about this comment before and I thought it was just the one comment. Apparently, it still continues. My son can be cocky or appear self-confident. I think he is a fighter. He does not easily back down in an argument but after hearing this recently, I feel bad for him. I told him to stop making up stories and be himself and instead of making up stories, be a good listener. What do you think?