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Would you let your child have a penpal?

I was a part of a few penpal groups on Yahoo and AOL when I was pregnant with The Baby Sister, as she's called, lol. A few of my penpal buddies had children the same age as ODD, and we made a real effort to swap birthday cards for the kiddos. Sure, it didn't really matter to them, but they always seemed to enjoy the stickers or crayons or whatever little bs things we'd put in the envelopes. :)

So, would you let your child have a "penpal" like this? Or would it be too much extra trouble that you wouldn't want to deal with?

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Asked by JessicaG45342 at 11:11 PM on Jul. 11, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • I would let them have a penpal.

    Answer by Decker at 11:12 PM on Jul. 11, 2010

  • I would. I had a penpal when I was younger. I thought it was great.

    Answer by MommyLee08 at 11:12 PM on Jul. 11, 2010

  • I used to have penpals when I was growing up. I think that is great that people still do that! When my son is older, if he wants one, you bet I will let him. It is good writing practice, and it is fun to get mail.

    Answer by beckie66 at 11:12 PM on Jul. 11, 2010

  • I think it would be great! The extras would be worth it!

    Answer by llamaprincess at 11:13 PM on Jul. 11, 2010


    Answer by ILOVEMYBOYS704 at 11:15 PM on Jul. 11, 2010

  • Sure. I had a penpal who lived in England when I was in 4th grade. Our teacher gave us a list of kids from other countries and I chose her. We wrote for many years. It was so much fun!

    Answer by gertie41 at 11:15 PM on Jul. 11, 2010

  • I am going to come back later and answer :)

    Answer by crazymom21 at 11:50 PM on Jul. 11, 2010

  • Wow, I closed my email tab, so I haven't been seeing the notifications when someone answers. Can't believe there are so many already! I'm glad to see that you all seem to share my feelings about it. :)

    Comment by JessicaG45342 (original poster) at 12:30 AM on Jul. 12, 2010

  • have to give that one some serious thought.

    Answer by grey4onyx at 2:21 AM on Jul. 12, 2010

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