have you ever experienced this type of behavior from kids?
It's so bizarre and I just canlt put my finger on it. Nephew 13 WILL NOT TALK to anyone in the family except his own parents. We try very hard to make him comfortable, but he just seems so uninterested. He's been like this for years so it's not just a Tween or Teen thing. We've all been around him his entire life, and you can say he's always been quite doted by us given he is the only grandchild/nephew on my side of the family. We've always been head-over-heels. When he was a little kid, he was "normal" but once he hit 8, he became mute around us. We suspecthis parents talk bad about us, but who knows. His Dad doesn't talk to anyone either, so I guess the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. I've efinally had enough. I sent him another text a couple weeks ago telling him I have money to give for his good grades, but no response. I tried calling him a couple days later, and he picked up, but never said Hello, just breathed heavy before quietely saying "mmm" when I said "Hello, Joey are you there?" I asked if he got my text, and again, "mmm." I've had it. It's been going on too long. Game over. I'm taking that money and getting myself a massage tomorrow. I used to wonder if he was autistic or had something else clinicaly wrong, but no, he has many friends, he gets good grades, and he does your average teen boy things, except, talk to his family. I find it so bizarre.