Re: Socially awkward?
I can see both sides of this because when my kids were younger they were the ones who were friendly and waving at everyone and getting in their personal space if nobody paid attention. I didn't understand the older kids who ignored them. Now my kids are a bit older and I sometimes have to prod them to respond to a younger kid. I think kids are very egocentric in that they assume everyone else will view things the same way they do. They aren't weird or bad for being that way. It's our job to teach them how to behave and to try to understand where others are coming from.