Kid keeps giving his stuff away
Reply #1 - October 04, 2013, 02:48 AM
It's very difficult to explain to a child at that age. It sounds like he doesn't know how to make friends, this could just be age or it could be something different. I know you said he has a hard time looking people in the eye as well so I'd mention Asperger's Syndrome or something, but as his earlier years were in a culture where that was normal I don't know.
How long exactly have you been in America? Are their any issues with cultural differences big enough that he's simply feeling a stranger in a strange land or was he always like this?
My best advice is to just not allow him to simply give things away and try to explain that people will take advantage, that they won't want to be his friend, they'll only want to get things from him.
`But I don't want to go among mad people,' Alice remarked.
`Oh, you can't help that,' said the Cat: `we're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad.'
`How do you know I'm mad?' said Alice.
`You must be,' said the Cat, `or you wouldn't have come here.'