View Poll Results: Poll: How many friends do your kids have?

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  • Lots and lots

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  • Just a couple

    39 57.35%
  • None and we like it

    3 4.41%
  • None and we need help finding more!

    9 13.24%
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    Default Weekly Poll: How many friends do your kids have - lots, just a couple?

    It seems to be something that is different for each family and even different for each child, right? For us one has a lot of friends and the other would like to have a couple more!
    So are your kiddos happy with the friends we have now or would they more?
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    My guys have more than a couple, but not a great many. I'm a great believer in quality rather than quantity. They seem to be the same. None of us are big on crowds.
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    Perhaps not quite as many as ps kids going from class to class all the time, but they have a goodly number. And about a dozen kids they're pretty close with.
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    DS has about 4-5 who he has met through sports and who have come up and spent the night a time or two. I am so thankful because not only is he homeschooled, we have only live here a year and a half.
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    our kids have A LOT of friends, but that is because all of our friends have kids so they've all grown up together. We're pretty lucky, but my husband and I are very social people to begin with.
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    Thet just have a couple of friends right now, but we're also of the quality or quantity mind-set so I don't know how much that number will grow.
    Nicole-Mom to DD, 5, and DS, 3.

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    One, and we feel lucky for it! We were here ten months before either the kids or I had any real buddies.

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    DS just has a few and is quite happy that way. Though he's not averse to making new friends, he doesn't seem to be on the hunt. This is in contrast to DD who is a social butterfly. She has a whole bunch of friends and is always on the lookout for more.

    I think the corresponding question would be: Do you and your significant other/spouse (if you have one) have a bunch of friends or not? Are you happy that way? And do you think your own social acuity affects your children's? In my house, it's a perfect correspondence. DH has no friends outside of work; I have a huge circle of casual friends, half a dozen friends I call fairly regularly, and two or three REALLY good friends... I'd call them my BFFs, but that sounds so cliched.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beachmama View Post
    our kids have A LOT of friends, but that is because all of our friends have kids so they've all grown up together. We're pretty lucky, but my husband and I are very social people to begin with.
    Hey! Someone else whose kids have a lot of friends. With lack of friends being such a common complaint, I was thinking I might be the only one! And dh and I aren't even that social - we've just lucked into a good group of friends.
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    My kids both have a few friends from when they were in public school with whom they still keep in touch.

    Quote Originally Posted by MrsLOLcat View Post
    I think the corresponding question would be: Do you and your significant other/spouse (if you have one) have a bunch of friends or not? Are you happy that way? And do you think your own social acuity affects your children's? In my house, it's a perfect correspondence. DH has no friends outside of work; I have a huge circle of casual friends, half a dozen friends I call fairly regularly, and two or three REALLY good friends... I'd call them my BFFs, but that sounds so cliched.
    My wife has quite a few friends with kids, so my kids also sometimes do things with them. I'm pretty much a recluse when I'm not at work, so my kids don't get to know anyone through me. I have only one or two friends (who I know from work), and only see them outside of work about once a year at the most. I don't know if I'm happy that way, but I have such social anxiety that it is easier this way.
    Last edited by Shoe; 10-19-2011 at 09:20 PM.
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