got my tinsel on, on 17 March 2020 - 03:50 PM, said:
I think a part of the problem is that he has no opportunity to 'socialise' with his friends outside of school because of where you live and the only way he had has been taken away.
Does he have an opportunity on weekends to see his friends, do you facilitate that for him by driving him?
School - bus - home doesn't sound like much fun five days of the week. And if he's not seeing his friends on weekends, that makes for a long dreary week.
I was a bit older, but come to think of it I spent an awful lot of time in my room when we lived somewhere that once you were home, that was it, although my chance to meet friends on the weekend was only zero because my alcoholic father refused to drive me anywhere even when he was sober.
A thought, OP, how about inviting a friend home after either thursday hockey or friday night social club,and the other parent to collect on Sat, if it's the friday night?
I know you'd say they'd just sit and watch TV, or game but at least that's interacting with another human, not just his own company.
Perhaps do a double up with the younger one (if you can face it
). They wouldn't be the first older kids to suddenly find something being done with younger ones was something they wanted to join!