We joke that our children are just like us--a little bit socially challenged. They tend to be loners like us. A few close friends make us happy; we don't need 1,000 social network "friends" to prove our self-worth. The trade off is that they are fairly confident in who they are. They don't feel the need to do strange things just to impress others. As parents (who also share these traits)--we are thrilled. However, we sometimes are social misfits.