My son is 13 and cyber schooled (I know I say this a lot). We do gym, bowling, swimming, field trips etc with other home schooled or cyber schooled kids. We are a small group and pretty informal. I am friendly with his friends as a result. They respect me as an adult, but we chat, talk music and movies, things like that. One girl in particular - she is 15 - is going through some stuff and confides in me a lot. Her mom is ok with this, because she knows we have similar values and that I will go to her if there is anything to worry about. The mom realizes sometimes it's easier to talk to someone other than a mom.
I have another friend who said I'm the kids' friends, and that's not good. I'm not their friend, just friendly.
Is anyone else friendly with their friends kids? (They don't call me or anything, this is all in person.)