I have a twelve year old son who will turn thirteen in about a month. We have begun planning for a birthday celebration for him. However, he resents the idea of any celebration whatsoever.
Information about my son
My son is very interested in science. In his free time, he likes talking on his radio and building radio antennas. He has several other friends who share his interests, and is doing well in school. When the idea of birthday party was given to him, however, he simply refuses to have one at all.
As parents, we wish to celebrate our son getting older. Since our son doesn't wish to have a party, however, we find ourselves in a difficult situation. We want to celebrate, but don't want to force our son into doing something he doesn't like. Any advice is appreciated.
It seems that I've miscommunicated how we were preparing for our son's birthday. We were looking at options for him and asked him if he wanted to do something, but he didn't seem to want one at all.