A club that focuses on your child’s special interest may be the only place where he feels he truly belongs. If he can find a group of peers who share his passion for his interest, then he finds acceptance and most likely a friend. Don’t be concerned if the friendship is focused solely on the interest. If he and his friend are happy with this, then they have each found what they want. This is certainly better than having no friends. If your child has an interest, chances are someone else out there shares his same interest.
Finding a club for your child’s interest can be as simple as joining one at school. Your local newspaper, community center, and yellow pages are good sources. Other parents may know of a club. The Internet is a good place to look as well. Stores that sell items related to his special interest usually have other enthusiasts and often have club meetings at their store. If you cannot find a club for your child’s interest, you can be the trendsetter and start one. Post flyers at your child’s school, temple or church, or at his day care.