Hi, I am new to the site and hope I'm doing this correct.
I am have a problem with my 11 yr old son. He has a very low self-esteem. My husband and I don't know how to help him. He makes friends and he plays sports and does very well. However he thinks he's not as good as everyone else.
We do live on a block with some very competitive kids all the same age as my son. The kids do trash talk to each other for example: you stink , you should have had that ball, how did you miss that one and his and easy out. These comments effect my son 100 time more then they effect the other boys, he takes them as personal attacks and thinks everyone picks on him and hates him. My son will stay in for days and not play with anyone, when he does go back out he wants to stay with the younger kids or just sits on the sideline.
My husband are very concerend our son will be going into Jr High next year and We don't know if he can handle it.
If you have any suggestions on how we can help our son build up his self-esteem and see how great he is we would be greatful
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