playmates or lack of them...

Chezronda - posted on 09/25/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )




right now my son has only one playmate. This coming January he will be 2 years old. Im beginningto feel like maybe he should have more playmates and little friends. He is not in daycare or anything and I guess I feel its my responsibility for him to get out and play with other children. Does anyone have any advice on this subject, or are there any other moms out there in the same situation?


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Rebecca - posted on 09/27/2009




yes i have ecxatlly the same problem. i joined a sure start center they are really friendly and good for children. i not invited any children back to play or viser verser but its a good start. good luck

Christina - posted on 09/26/2009




when i kept my son home he had then same problem he woould only play with his older aunt. but once put him in daycare he was able to make friends and became more sociable. now he has no problem making friends and talking to other children.

Mandy - posted on 09/26/2009




Some other places to meet moms with young kids are library storytimes or a MOPS group You might even be able to find a group for moms of similar ages based on where you live. Search facebook groups similar to this one, yahoo groups, google groups, etc.

Brittany - posted on 09/26/2009




Try going to a community center or youth center or even your pediatricians office to see if they know of any playgroups. I had a friend who started one through her son's pediatricians office since it was a safe place to post the idea and her phone number. Or try going to different parks around town and mingling with the parents to see if you can get the kids together there at the same time so they can play. You'll make a supportive friend base with other parents and your kids will have fun too!

Now personally I think playmates are wonderful up to a point. Just remember as you add more playmates you are going to teach your child new things. They are going to pick up good and bad things from these other kids so prepare yourself since no two parents raise their kids the same. My sons must frustrating habits I have had to break he learned from other kids at play group.


Deserae - posted on 09/25/2009




Yes, I definitely understand, my daughter Kamari will be 2 in jan also and tho she is in daycare she dosent really play with other kids...maybe we can get them togeather and see how they act

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