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Would you force your dc back together with freinds

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tevion Thu 11-Jun-09 13:42:56

Hi
My ds is 8 and has this terrible habit of liking a freind one minute and then going off them and not wanting them back on any more playdates.
The thing is he can be easily upset and very stubborn and it can take soemthing daft like the mate not playing on a wii game with him as he thinks they should or if the mate always wants to be the leader in soemthing.
Anyway he will go straight off them and refuses to have them at our house.
There has been occasions where I have ignored him and took the chance and had somebody here that he has decided he don,t want anymore and he has got on again with them fantastically despite his pleading with me to not let them come.
Should I let him decide on this or should I continue coaxing him back into freidnships like this.
Ami taking away his own independance by doing this.

piscesmoon Thu 11-Jun-09 14:06:30

I would leave it entirely up to him. I have always found it best not to interfere. I would encourage friendships, but nothing more.

AMumInScotland Thu 11-Jun-09 14:34:08

God no, leave him to it. If he runs out of people to be friends with he'll realise he needs to learn to get over himself.

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