Can SPD Kids Make Friends in School?
Hi, my child is in school for the first time and is not used to being around other kids, other than her cousins and a few kids at OT and the playground.
We've had issues with her anxiety around other kids where she will say mean things or try to hit - which we believe is a defense mechanism for her anxiety.
Anyway, she started school and we are hoping she will get used to being around other kids and will be able to have friends. She is not interested at all yet but it's only been a couple of weeks. There are several kids in her class that are interested in making friends with her, but she says "she doesn't like them" or "doesn't want friends." We know she's scared and doesn't know how to relate to them, however we're hoping that she will eventually feel comfortable enough to socialize and make a friend. That is my hope!! I would love for her to have a girlfriend to play with.
Anyone have experience with this?
Thanks for your help!!