My daughter is 11 1/4 years old. She is an only child. She still plays with dolls, loves princesses, plays with Barbies, etc. I am still not an embarrassment like most parents start to be at this age. She loves to snuggle, get kisses and hold hands when we're out.
Her friends are into boy bands, typical classroom drama, hair styles, clothing labels (although my dd does like the story Justice but she's more excited about the shelves of stuff than the clothes).
When her and friends get together the friends want to talk music and boys and she wants them to play Barbie.
Please know that I love that I'm still cool enough to kiss and snuggle with in the mall… my concern is with her overall maturity level. She is smart and gets A's and B's in school. Anyone??
WOW - I never thought this post would have taken off like this. Thanks to everyone for putting my mind at ease. I am an only child and I know I played with dolls late - but I always considered myself a late bloomer. I guess I was more normal than I thought. LOL Thanks again to all the positives. I'm working my way through all of the responses! :)