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I have a 12 year old boy who is terrible in his communication with adults. If an adult asks him a question he literally turns away from the asker for a brief second. He then turns back, starts shifting his weight and moving around, may glance at their face but pretty quickly then avoids any eye contact... When he speaks, it's a mumble with avoiding gaze. He seems to want to appear "cool," but instead comes off as being very rude or awkward at least. We've talked with our son about this, we've role played numerous times. He has no communication issues with parents, siblings or peers. He is "popular" at school. One additional odd thing to note however is that if he's interested in a topic, such as sports, he can talk on and on with a lively animated speech-- but it's not a conversation-- it's a speech. I know some of this may be normal with regards to "tween" behavior but my son's poor eye contact and mumbling seems like a real problem. Should we be concerned about other issues? Do they grow out of this? How can we help him?
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