I have 2 boys, aged 6 years and 4 years respectively. This concern is regarding the younger one. He has been very stubborn since birth. But on the other hand, I believe he is very brilliant and has a lot of potentials. Started speaking at a very early age and is very creative and active. Always trying to find something. There is no place left to hide things which he doesn't know of or discovers by himself. Moreover, he can create incredible stories by himself and narrates them.
He started kindergarten this year and until now have not made any friends. Today I spoke with his class teacher and she said that he speaks only with her and doesn't communicate with any other teacher. Eats food by himself and doesn't share with anybody. Have not made any friends. The teacher asked him many times about his best friend, he pointed to a girl but he never spoke with that girl. The teacher made him sit with the girl but he doesn't speak with her. Maybe he just likes her :-)
Each night he tells us that he doesn't want to go to school and cries. The teacher also told that he cries especially when he arrives in the morning. The reason is that he wants to meet his elder brother who is in Grade 1. Both travel by bus at the same time but the classes end at different times, so they come separately to home.
We convince him to go to school on a daily basis saying that there is a salad day or color day or we are going to put something special in the lunch box. During competitions at school like individual or group rhyme competition, he just says that he doesn't want to participate. During playtime, the kids are taken to the playroom, he just stands outside and says that he needs his brother.
At home, he is good, always playing around with his brother and cousins. I usually take them to a play area at least 3 times weekly and he plays nicely on all the toy cars but he is always with his brother.
What I felt is that if he is able to make friends at school, then the school would be more enjoyable to him. Maybe he just misses his brother. I was thinking of taking them both separately to the play area on alternate days just to make them used to each other's absence. Is he trying to seek attention? Or any other issues which I am not able to understand? Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.