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rascalchops1 Mon 14-Mar-16 14:48:53

My son is yr2 and enjoys school. He plays ok and has, according to the teacher a small group of friends. He seems liked, often on the way home we have kids in his class waving goodbye etc . I suffered bad depression after his birth which gave me anxiety. My partner takes him to school and rugby at weekend's. He chats to other parents at both. My son is popular at rugby as well. I don't talk to other mums at school, I will do this and involve myself at the school more after Easter holidays. He had one boy for a. playdate from class which wasn't hugely successful and we have not invited anyone else back. He is picked up from school by child minder, 2 evenings a week who has a son and daughter in the classes above and below him at school. He gets on well with them. He sees a cousin once a week after school, plus other cousins every other weekend. We holiday with family as well. Does anyone think that no playdates are damaging him, my son isn't bothered. I wonder what others thought. I'm worried about being turned down by the other mums.

capsium Mon 14-Mar-16 14:56:44

I think it sounds like you ds is already mixing well with other children outside school. My own was quite a few years older before he started wanting other children round/ go to other's houses. But if it is bothering you or your ds would like to see his friends why not arrange something when your DP is in? It takes the pressure off you. Or you could arrange to all meet up at the park with another family.

Itsmine Mon 14-Mar-16 14:59:34

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

gamerchick Mon 14-Mar-16 15:05:16

You don't have to do play dates (or where I'm from 'friends over for tea') it's not compulsory.

it won't damage him especially if he's not bothered.

CosyNook Mon 14-Mar-16 15:13:34

Playdates are a PITA, but equally I think it is important to occasionally have friends over for tea (and then eventually sleepovers). Children can develop lots of socialising skills and have lots of fun.

Why don't you wait until he finds a really good friend who you feel comfortable with, you may change your mind.

Also remember he may be invited to a friends house and you will have to consider reciprocating (or face the wrath of MN).

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