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|Wed, 03-29-2006 - 3:27pm|
My name is Nan. My ds7 is Rhett and my dd11 is Aubrey. I've lurked on this board a couple of times over the past week and now I'm coming out!
I frequent the 10-12 y.o. board b/c I always feel like I'm in uncharted territory with my "tween." With ds, I generally think BTDT. But sometimes I have to admit to myself that a son is by default quite unlike a daughter. And besides, my kids have vastly different personalities.
So, I look forward to seeing what's common for 7yo and especially boys!
One question on my mind a lot lately is: Should I be concerned if my ds doesn't have a lot of friends? He says lots of things about being very jealous of his sister's many friends and active social calendar. But when he has the chance to play with a friend, he'll often turn it down. From my perspective, much of the reason dd gets so many invites is b/c she almost never turns them down. I try to impress on ds that he needs to find his own social style and not compare himself to dd so much. (She's also 3 1/2 yrs older!)
Is this just the difference in their personalities? Or are boys more likely to have fewer friends than girls generally?