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Best friends - do they have or don't they?

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lisalisa Tue 21-Dec-04 16:29:59

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MoHoHo2 Tue 21-Dec-04 16:37:05

DS1 (just turned 5) has a 'best friend' He is 6 days younger, lives 200 metres away, and both he & DS1 have been together at nursery since they were 6 months old. They just started school together and sit on the same table.
However I can't help feeling this is part due to circumstances rather than choice (although they DO get on well). We see the parents a lot too, and our DS2's ( aged 2) also play well together.

Since starting school he has also developed a much stronger friendship with another little boy we knew previously, but didn't see that often.

My observation is that children do seem to do a bit of intuitive 'self - sorting' - getting together with other kids who seem most like them in terms of background & abilities? DS1 has lots of other 'friends' he talks about though, and they all seem to fall in & out of favour.

lisalisa Thu 23-Dec-04 11:29:12

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SantaFio2 Thu 23-Dec-04 11:31:38

no neither of mine have best friends

KristmasBear Thu 23-Dec-04 11:40:22

My DD is in year 1 and she has probably six best friends. They are girls she invites to tea and plays with at playtime - I like that arrangement better than one best friend who can drop you like a ton of bricks and then you have none!

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