I took my son to his psychiatrist today. While waiting in the waiting room, a young girl walked in (about my son’s age), and as she sat down, she smiled @ both of us. I pretended not to notice, but I saw out of the corner of my eye that he couldn’t help himself from staring at her. He would look away occasionally, but he would revert right back to her. I found it sad and funny @ the same time, if you all know what I mean.
It turned out that she was there for some sort of group activity. This office is amazing, they offer a variety of activities and options (group therapy, CBT, opportunities to go on day trips, activity gym filled with many things to do within a group setting).
I hope she peaked his interest alittle and is thinking about going to some of these sessions. What I wouldn’t do for him to have a friend or two (just to make a connection with and identify as someone he can relate to, just to even have lunch with or go to the mall). It just hurts so bad as a mother to see how much he isolates.