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    Default Does your child do playdates with friends of the opposite sex?

    I was telling my mom last night about DD's first playdate and she got all critical on me

    Mom - "she's going to a boy's house"
    Me - "yes, it's a boy she plays at school with all the time"
    Mom - "well, do you know them"
    Me - "no, I have never met them, I thought it would be a great idea to send her to a total stranger's house (insert sarcasm here)" "of course, I have met them". I have gone out to dinner with the mom and chatted with the dad several times at school.
    Mom - "you are not going to be one of those moms that sends her kids to playdates and sleepovers are you"
    Me - "well, then I guess I am going to be a mom like you were" (I went to playdates and sleepovers - ALL THE TIME)

    Why does she do this to me? Like I am a complete idiot or something?
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    LOL!! Ah, your mom...

    Well, my DD1's BFF is a boy and they've been friends since his birth (he's 1 month younger than her). They've had playdates since she was 6 weeks old She has 3 BFF's at school that are girls and one that is a boy. He lives on her street and she plays with him whenever we see them out when we're out. His mom has called to see if we want to go on park dates, but it's usually when DS is napping. So, yes, girl/boy playdates are cool in my house!

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    My son played with only girls until this school year. Now there are very few girls in his class - total opposite of grade one - so I don't know if he's just changing, or if it's just fewer options!
    I have no issue with boys or girls being friends. I do have issue with people making it into boyfriend/girlfriend stuf.f Blah.

    DD has never had a playdate that wasn't one of my friend's kids, but she plays with boys and girls at the park all the time. All the boys except one or babies she is afraid of but the boys tend to be a few years older, so I can see why.
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    Yup, one of my youngesst dd's closest friends is a boy. She's been to play at his house and him here. I actually wish that dd#1 wasn't so shy around boys. And that she'd hang with them from time to time. Although I think her age has a lot to do with it. At 8 it's already being perceived as “liking“ a boy if you tallk to them too much
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    Of course!

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    All the time L has several playmates that are boys....and several that are girls. We mix and match LOL
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    yep, Andrews BFF is a girl and he is 13 She is 12 and they have been BFFs for 2 years now

    Noah loves to play with boys or girls and I don't mind play dates with opposite sex friends Never really thought about it much

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    All the time! My DD has playdates every other week or so with a little man from her JK class who switched schools a couple of months ago.

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    Two of my nine year old daughter's best friends are boys and they have playdates all the time. She is going to summer day camp with the one for two weeks this summer because they get along so well. I think it's great that she has best friends that of both sexes.

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    So would it be wrong for my dd1 and her BOY bff to have a sleep over?
    Yeah... I'm ok with it! Most of dd's friends are boys. It wasn't until this year that she even has a girl friend.

    I'd say 'in one ear. out the other' about your mom and just enjoy the fact that she has friends!
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