My kids, 6 and 16 are in school. There are only a few kids on our neighborhood, which is small and rural. My kids don't have any kids in our neighborhood they play with. Occassionally they will see a friend on the weekend at our house or thiers.
My mom thinks it's sad for my kids that they aren't more social but agrees times are so different from when even I was a kid when after school all the kids were running around the neighborhood until dinner time
I had a few kids in my neighborhood I played with but just really 1 best friend I spent some weekend time with.
I mean by the time they get home, unwind, do homework, it's dinner time, then maybe a game or a little tv and it's get ready for bed time.
My youngest is just in 1st grade, the kids dont really know how to make plans yet, and is starting Girl Scouts every other Mon eve next week. And my oldest has a group of friends in school but because she has OCD she has not yet been able emotionally to spend time with them outside of school
So..I am just curious if it's my family or just pretty typical. (I mean I know my teen is not typical)