My son is 15yrs old. He is a very good student, makes straight A's. Have noticed for at least a couple of years now he just doesn't interact socially with visitors to the home or with the family, unless he is just told he has too. He very rarely talks to us, unless it is about the subject he is presently very knowledgable about---like trains when he was in 2nd to 4th grade, WWII and military weapons from 5th through 8th grade, followed by now basketball NBA. I can ask him a questions and he will ignore me, I have to remind him I've asked a question and need an answer. He will enter his grandparents home and leave without saying hello or goodbye, unless reminded to do so. when he meets someone new, when I introduce them he will look everywhere but at them, won't offer to shake their hand and I at times have to remind him to say hello. He knows better, because he wasn't taught this way. He has only one friend that he visits or comes to the house on occ. Doesn't want to do anything extra at achool or get involved. Always wants to go through the drive-thur instead of going in to eat. Thought it was just a phase. Worried now about him ever getting a drivers license. He won't even go into a store to buy himself a softdrink. Have wondered if he is depressed, but then thought it is a long depression. I've wondered about a degree of autism
, but nver said anything out loud, until my boyfriend and I were talking and he mentioned it. His dad and I have been divorced for 12 years and I thought he adjusted well. I think at times he may feel left out or less loved than his younger brother by his dad, due to his dad buying his younger brother motorcycles, but then not buying him any gifts of even close value. I have mentioned this unfairness to his father, but never to him, my son. He has never seemed like the other children; not having many friends, always obsessed with his topic and feeling like everyone else should be too. My ex-husband says it sounds like a mood disorder. He eats and sleeps normal, grades are still great, doesn't get in trouble at school. Doesn't really seem any different over the past few years-I just thought he would grow out of his behavior. Don't laugh--I wondered about asperger's, my ex-husband said it didn't sound anything like it. I'm not sure where to take him. Though the insurance we can get 4 free visits with a counselor. I am wondering can that do any harm. She wants to talk to both of us together, but I am not sure I want him to hear everything I have to say and it seems like a lot of stuff, worried she won't hear everything and steer us is the wrong direction and make things worse.