“Not my kid, but my nephew. He’s 10 years old and is being taken out of school for homeschooling. He’s had major trouble learning and fitting into the classroom in general.
The “weird kid” aspect is this “crush” that he has on a girl in his class. I hesitate to say crush because it’s full-on creepy 10-year-old stalking. His parents have had probably 30 talks with him about moving on and that this girl does not, will not ever see him as anything positive, and that he needs to get over it. He has seen 2 different counselors who recommend he be taken out of any situation in which he might be around her because he’s completely obsessed with her.
This causes him to have a panic attack because it’s “part of his identity”. His exact words were “If I’m not the boy who likes her then I don’t even know who I am. That’s me, I’m the boy who likes her.”
He isn’t allowed to have any type of electronics that can take pictures, because he took his iPod to school and took a bunch of pictures of this girl.
His parents are worried about where this will go, so to try and combat it, they have pulled him out of school and he’s in serious counseling. He’s a sweet kid, but holy fudge does he have some major fundamental problems.”