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Baby-face Kid

My son is 15, and he is having lots of trouble making friends right now. He's down about it a lot, and when I try to objectively look at him, I think he's likeable, although a little on the shy side. Mostly I think his problem is that he is still rather short, about 5'3", while most of his peers are near or at 6' by now. He also has (what to me is) the cutest baby face, but I can imagine, when you're 15, you want to be cool, and hanging out with the little kid doesn't fit the image, I think. Unfortunately, he's not very good at sports, so he doesn't even want to try out for any teams. I don't want him to grow up too fast, but at the same time, I want him to have a positive experience in High School, and right now, he feels like a loner. Any ideas on if or how we can help him out?
juujuubee juujuubee 41-45 3 Responses Jun 26, 2010

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tell him to pick up a guitar

Haha, I can surely relate, being 26yrs old at the height of 5'4 and still get told that I look 15 with a babyface. All your kid has to do is just Be himself... tell him it doesn't matter if others don't accept him... it's all about whether he accepts himself or not. As he learns to accept himself he will eventually find his inner and outer joy in life and will attract those of like minded.

He rocks on guitar. But he thinks he's not good enough for a band, despite my efforts to convince hiim otherwise. The sad thing is he's so depressed lately, he says he doesn't feel like playing.