hmmm, my DD was the older one of her friends. Their parents allowed it. I'm sure they checked up on conversations and things, but she was never told that her friends weren't allowed to hang out with older people. The whole group though was a mixed age between 9th and 12th grade.
My 6 year old is a litte more advance than her peers and she gets along better with 7-8 year olds.
My DD started high school at age 13. It freaked me out just the thought of her being so young and going to high school.
She's done really well. And in general, her friends aren't really aware that she is a bit younger than they are. She's generally one of the more mature ones in most situations.
He has some, yes.
He was, and to an extent still is, a little young socially for his age. (It's common with ADHD, and he's caught up a lot and will continue to do so.) So, most his friends are in the grade just below him. That works for him.
But if your daughter is mature, do what is best for her. My brother skipped 1st and 9th so was 16 when he went to college. Even in HS most his friends were older, he did just fine.
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