Does your child have a best friend yet?
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|Tue, 07-10-2007 - 9:14pm|
How many good friends does your 5 year old have? How many playdates per week do they have? My daughter (who is very shy) has a neighborhood best friend who she sees once per week, sometimes more. She also has a couple other friends that she plays with much less often (and she does not really click with them that well.) She really only clicks with this one girl (in our neighborhood) and prefers her over anyone else. She considers this girl her best friend. But her "best friend" has MANY other close friends and is playing with someone every single day. I have started wondering if THAT is the norm? For a 5 year old to have that many close friends (at least 5) and have some sort of playdate each day? I don't think my daughter's "best friend" feels exactly the same way my daughter does. In fact, I think the girl considers someone else her best friend. Regardless, am I cheating my daughter somehow because she is not playing with someone many times per week? Is it the norm to be so social at age 5? I worry my daughter should be playing more and have more close friends.