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My grandson has no friends. He is desperate to fit in and tries

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My grandson has no friends. He is desperate to fit in and tries too hard and makes himself into the clown so he gets laughed at and has things thrown at him. He is 6 years old
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.
I'm very sorry about this. That is a tough situation.
Why doesn't he make friends?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Relist: I still need help.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.

I'm here to help

what questions do you have?

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
I would not say that this is a medical problem.

You have to make sure he is OK physically, he needs his doctor visit, his eyes and his hearing checked.

If that is all OK, it is likely an adjustment problem.
this would need a meeting with the family and school, and a plan.
A child psychologist can be instrumental in helping, and often the problems can be resolved.

What you have described is not out of the norm, but can become a much bigger problem. If there is a school counselor, that persons assistance should be solicited as well.

OK, so that is an initial answer….
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