Originally Posted by Skywatcher, post: 21320
You're absolutely spot on in your interest to enhance his socialization skills.
At our school here, we base our learning on one simple premise. Kids have to be able to get their shovels back. We see it quite often. These children can count to 20 in 10 different languages but can't get their shovels back. By that I mean, we've somehow stopped teaching children to be self supporting, to use their words, to function with other children...we send them out to the sandbox, and then when little Johnie comes along and takes their shovel, they don't know how to get it back. What we've learned is that if we can teach them *this* crucial lesson...many of the others fall into place...It doesn't mean was stop "teaching", we've just learned to teach differently.