Why Boys Need a BFF

Community Leader
Registered: 04-08-2008
Why Boys Need a BFF
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Thu, 12-01-2011 - 12:40pm

I came by this article today and found it pretty interesting.

Why boys need to have -- and keep -- a BFF-

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-24-2005
Sun, 12-04-2011 - 8:39am

I've really been thinking a lot about this topic with everything that has gone on here.

Community Leader
Registered: 04-08-2008
Tue, 12-06-2011 - 8:19am
I'm so glad to hear that your boys have good friends around them. Thank goodness that they had other boys to talk to about what was happening with Pippi. Sounds like they have nice friends!

Community Leader
Registered: 04-08-2008
Tue, 12-06-2011 - 8:22am
This is an area where I always worry. My boys have one another, thankfully, but they really don't have close boy friends. Jacob has a core group of kids at school that he hangs out with at school but a good portion of those kiddos are girls. Cooper just plays with everyone but doesn't seen to have a real BFF yet.

I wonder, how do I, as their mom, help facilitate friendships? Did you encourage your boys to invite friends over or did it happen naturally?

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-24-2005
Tue, 12-06-2011 - 8:40am

When my boys were younger, I tried to facilitate friendships by arranging playdates and such, but Lucas pretty much ended up forming his own group of friends.

Community Leader
Registered: 04-08-2008
Wed, 12-07-2011 - 8:16am
Thanks for your thoughts, Laura. I'm such a worrier! With Jacob I just get concerned since he tends to be made fun of. It doesn't seem to worry him much this year, so I'm probably worrying about nothing. Next year will be interesting though, with him moving to middle school.

Funny story- there is one girl in particular that Jacob is friends with that has a huge crush on him. He gave her my phone number and this girl calls ALL the time! Some days she calls 4-5 times and sends texts. It is about to drive me batty! LOL!

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-24-2005
Wed, 12-07-2011 - 8:32am

Kristy, I worried a lot when Alex moved to middle school, and it turned out fine, so hopefully the same will be true for Jacob.