Re: My nephew, 11 years old
Thanks so much for your response. No medical conditions, just allergies and asthma, which is under control.
Well, I have said some things to my SIL and suggested counseling. She hasn't done anything about it. My nephew can also be very moody. If my brother punishes him for something, my nephew will get grumpy at everyone for the rest of the day. Maybe some of this is hormones, as he is 11 and is very tall for his age.
I had my nephews at my house today for most of the day. I watched them while their parents worked. We swam for hours. They were extremely happy and my 11 year old nephew talked to me for an hour straight about the vacation he is taking with his parents next month. He loves the place they visit. However, when 3 p.m. hit (the time my brother gets home from work) he immediately wanted to stop swimming and go home.
He is a real homebody. I hope he grows out of it. I don't know if this is a phase for most kinds. When I was his age, I had a best friend whom I spent all my time with. He has friends, but not that super best friend that he is close with and wants to be with all the time. I blame some of this on his parents since they aren't real big into socializing outside of the family. My brother is not a social person (my SIL is very friendly) so they aren't big on getting together with friends and having outings and stuff.
My brother has no close friends. My SIL is close with her sisters. No close girlfriends outside of the family.
When thinking about him, he seems rather immature in some areas. He has lived a sheltered life. My SIL couldn't even talk to him about his body and those changed because she felt he wasn't ready. They were teaching some basic things in his health class, but my SIL kept thinking of him as her "baby" who isn't ready for that.
I think the problem is that he is emotionally immature.
"There's a big difference in playing the victim than in causing your own personal drama." -BK
Last edited by Belly Kelly; 07-26-2011 at 01:54 PM.