I think DS2 has had a personality transplant and I find it quite disconcerting.
He has always been too gregarious and outgoing and this has meant that he rubs peers up the wrong way. It's not surprising that at his new school he has no friends. He is one of three boys in a class of 12, but the group have been most unwelcoming - always making snide comments and ostracising him from every activity. That's another issue and often it takes a while for him to gain friends. I'm not happy but at the moment I need to give it some time.
However, instead of continually trying to be liked he now reads in the classroom during all breaks; DS never reads, he hates reading. He also, very matter of factly, has said that he is a weird boy who is just not liked and he'll need to live with it. I'm worried about his self esteem and the image he has about himself but I'm more worried about this calm resignation. He used to come home with "End of the World" and "Woe is Me" stories but now I need to enquire and when I do he almost seems emotionless.
He is eleven, maybe it's his age, is this normal or should I be concerned?
Edit: I must add that he loves the school and the music and says he feels comfortable there.