Concerned my 8 year old son doesn't have enough friends his age.
Hello, my name is Tania and I've been homeschooling my son, Zane, for 2 years going on the 3rd. He'll be going into 3rd grade this September. He has 2 older teenage brothers, which are my step sons, and they're gone a lot of the year going to school at their mom's in Washington. I have a small daycare, currently watching my niece (3) and my nephew (1 1/2). Since I'm not all that outgoing I've had a hard time finding friends for my son that are his age. I guess what I'm concerned about is this....if my son is mostly around the younger ones I watch and not around kids his age, is this bad?? He honestly seems fine, he never, ever complains that he needs to be around kids his age. We're starting a new charter home school this Sep. and he'll be going to school 1 day a week and will be home the rest of the time. Socialization isn't a concern for me because he's very social with everyone. But as far as not developing friends his age, is that ok?? Thanks for any advice! :)