My son plays alone at recess

Is this something I should be worried about? Should I do something about it?

Sherry Katz, LCSW
Sherry Katz, LCSW
Couples and Family Therapist, LCSW

The answer depends on how the other areas of your son's life are doing.

Is he happy or does he seem happy, playing alone during recess?

Does he have friends in other social circles besides the students whom he's with at recess?

How is his academic progress?

How is his social integration among his classmates?

Are there any special or unusual circumstances in the home and family environment?

Go through this list to form a fuller idea of whether your son simply likes alone time and takes this option during recess, or if any if the above areas show stress or difficulty for him and which need to be further understood and handled.

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