Help Me Help Him
November 24, 2009 7:44 PM Subscribe
A great kid. Uncomfortable in his own skin. Teen pressure. We've all been there. Help me help him.
posted by terrier319 to human relations (27 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
He's at the gawky stage of life, uncomfortable with how he looks, not muscular like some of his friends, shy, reserved, unsure of himself and how he might ask a girl out.
Shuns social interaction, worries about what his friends think of him and why he's feels he's not "cool." In short, a kid living through the painful period of adolescence.
I am trying to help him by assuring him that we have all been there, he will get through it, that he has to find something that really interests him and that once he does his true light will shine through and others will find him interesting.
Good looking 15-year-old, good grades in school, tall, physically attractive and otherwise a fine kid. He just wants to be liked.
It pains me to see him suffer through this. I want to help but I know that he has to live it like everyone else. Please offer any suggestions.