10year old son and friendships

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Registered: 06-26-2004
10year old son and friendships
Sat, 06-26-2004 - 10:33pm
My 10 year old is an awesome kid....just one concern as a first time mom of a son. His best friend right now is a girl, same age, and they are together alot. Should I be cncerned that she is the one he wants to invite places instead of one of the boys from school? Should I be concerned if he is more comfortable with girls as friends now than boys? Help!!
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Registered: 06-08-2004
Mon, 06-28-2004 - 1:32pm

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Registered: 12-16-2003
Mon, 06-28-2004 - 2:25pm
I don't think this is a problem, as long as he gets along with boys his age too. Your best friends are people whom you can realte to, not always having to be a particular gender. My dd, 10, best friend is a girl, but is almost her only same gender friend. Everyone else she hangs out with are boys. (Makes me gald she's into martial arts;))

Ramona  Mom to 2 great kids and wife to one wonderful hubby since 1990!

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Registered: 10-18-2003
Mon, 06-28-2004 - 2:44pm

My daughter has friends of both sexes...and she sems to like that.


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Registered: 07-14-2004
Wed, 07-14-2004 - 11:34am
I think it's OK for a 10-year-old boy to be friends with a girl the same age. I wish I had had a friend of ANY kind at that age! I wouldn't be too concerned.
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Registered: 06-08-2004
Wed, 07-14-2004 - 12:28pm

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