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socializing *lots of questions* FanGirl 2 kids; Tennessee 24395 posts
Oct 11th '12

At what age do you think LOs need to be around other LOs? should they necissarily (sp) be around LOs the same age? how did you ease your LO into it? did you have play dates or just put them in daycare/preschool? i know a couple of 1- 1 1/2 yr olds that are not used to being around LOs their age and its starting to show. i didn't know it could affect them that young. do you think it hurts a child to be an only child because they don't learn to share or how to play with others around their age?

❤ ʘlive Oyl 4 kids; 6328 posts
Oct 11th '12

I personally feel that by 2 they should be around peers. My kids are perfectly socialized, but I don't do play dates or try to make them friends before they seem interested. I did a few with my first, but noticed each mother ends up chasing her tot or playing with them to keep them occupied. Mine never showed real interest in other kids before 2.

FanGirl 2 kids; Tennessee 24395 posts
Oct 11th '12
Quoting ❤ ʘlive Oyl:" I personally feel that by 2 they should be around peers. My kids are perfectly socialized, but I don't ... [snip!] ... ends up chasing her tot or playing with them to keep them occupied. Mine never showed real interest in other kids before 2."

well, DD was born in May and has 2 cousins due next month. i'm waiting to see how much time she actually gets to spend with them. hopefully just over 5 months isn't too much of a gap.