My son cries and is upset by almost everything when he plays with other children. Granted, they're always pushing him around, pulling on his clothes and hair, taking things out of his hands, etc, but isn't that all kids his age do?
Other kids don't seem quite so reactive, and I think we make other parents feel bad. Their child can do the slightest thing like pull on his shirt and he turns red and starts bawling, then when they discipline their child, that makes him cry even more and he comes back to me and doesn't want to play with other kids anymore.
When they first meet, he's interested in the other children but once they upset him, he prefers to just turn his back and play by himself.
Is it a confidence thing? When we're at home or at the grandparents', he's roughed up by our dogs and they don't upset him, it just seems to be people and places he's not really familiar with.
Is there anything I can do to make him less sensitive to other kids or be a little more resilient?