Reply To: Making Friends

Penny Williams

He could be an introvert and/or have social anxiety. As an individual with both, I can attest that you must honor his social comfort zone. If he wanted to hang out with friends/peers, he would invite them. He’d make plans. Etc… Another possibility is that the planning is overwhelming for him due to executive functioning delays.

Q: How Can I Help My Teen Form Solid Friendship Bonds?

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