My son is 13 yrs old, he is the sweetest,caring, most thoughtful loving boy. If you are an adult and get to know him you can't help but fall in love with him, he has an innocent sense of humor hard to find in today's youth, he strives to make people smile or laugh. He often tells me his considers the staff at his school his only friends, this breaks my heart! The kids at his school often mock or make fun of him, I know this because he has a twin sister in the same grade as him and she tells me. My son also knows he has no friends at the school cause no one talks to him during the day and he sits by himself during lunch time. Any outside interaction is usually mocking his interests of certain video games and is misunderstood by him as people trying to interact with him. It is impossible for him to know how mean these kids are being to him cause he has high functioning autism and most times he doesn't know its happening and I cant prove it is happening! My hope is there are kids out there willing to stand up for the awkward kid,"loner","Nerd","loser"or "gay or lesbian". Many times it only takes one kid to stand up and say its not right then others will follow. I also hope there are parents out there who will teach their children to sand up for those kids, that it is admirable to do this, as Im teaching my daughter this. Compassion is the key to the future of us and our children and their kin.
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