Sarah - posted on 07/29/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )
I have a 7 year old (Adam) and a 5 year old (Ian) who are best friends. That is until Adam gets invited to a friends house and doesn't want Ian to come. I think Ian is old enough to go and have fun, especially since he hasn't started school yet (he will in a couple of weeks) and doesn't really have friends (we have a really quiet neighborhood). It breaks my heart to see Ian feel bad when Adam doesn't want him to come. I am afraid I will have to deal with this for a long time. What should I do so that I don't get too emotional in the situation (i.e. defensive of Ian all the time and mad at Adam all the time)?