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
2 Responses Jun 26, 2010

tell him to pick up a guitar

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.