My SD is in 1st grade and has friends at school. She has never been invited over anyones home for play-dates but she has asked us to invite them over here. We call the parents to arrange a play-date but after the 1st or 2nd time they either turn down the invitation or just don't call back. When SD asks her friends at school why they don't come over again they say they can't or they're not allowed. I don't understand because both my SO and I speak to the parents before and during and often the parents will stay while the children are playing and we never get any indication that they aren't pleased with how things have gone. Both of us stay home to supervise while the children are playing and there haven't been any 'incidents' that we are aware of. Any ideas what can be going on?
Asked by Anonymous at 5:53 PM on Mar. 9, 2009 in School-Age Kids (5-8)
Answer by slw123 at 9:29 AM on Mar. 11, 2009
Answer by timelessglass at 6:02 PM on Mar. 9, 2009
Answer by tropicalmama at 6:29 PM on Mar. 9, 2009
Answer by Lucky1963 at 12:53 AM on Mar. 10, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 10:09 AM on Mar. 10, 2009
O.K. there might be something going on at school. Does your child attend the school in the neighborhood? It sounds like an odd question but with charter schools and magnet programs, private,etc it's possible that it's a distance issue. My girls are older now but we had this issue. My oldest goes to a magnet program that draws kids from all over the district and people just didn't want to drive that far. Try having a park play date. Have people meet at a park that is close to the school and see what happens. Talk to the teacher too, see if they have any insight about what is going on.
Answer by teamquinn at 2:34 PM on Mar. 10, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 12:01 AM on Mar. 11, 2009
Answer by slw123 at 9:30 AM on Mar. 11, 2009