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Is 13 too old to be playing with a 8 year old

Posted by on Dec. 11, 2016 at 10:26 AM
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My son is 8. Neighborhood boy is 13. Is that too old to be playing inside and outside the house with my son?.
Heard he is nice but never met him personally. He just came over yesterday while i was at work. And his dads mom let him in.. don't know how i feel about that..it's a 5 year age gap...Thanks.
by on Dec. 11, 2016 at 10:26 AM
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cosmical
by on Dec. 11, 2016 at 10:28 AM
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If there are no other kids in the neighborhood I'd say that the older boy is just lonely and desperate for a friend. Not trying to be mean about your son, I'm just guessing that there aren't any other 13 year olds around. 

joshsgirl12
by Member on Dec. 11, 2016 at 10:29 AM
I think it's fine
Easedropping
by Member on Dec. 11, 2016 at 10:29 AM
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WTH is up with all the age issues lately? They get along? Great! Kids do better when allowed to be friends with people of all ages.
ILovemysonAiden
by New Member on Dec. 11, 2016 at 10:30 AM
No there are other kids that are 13 around here.
motha2daDuchess
by Member on Dec. 11, 2016 at 10:33 AM
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If you had a 13 yr old and an 8 yr old would you think it was weird that they played together?
mama2b100808
by on Dec. 11, 2016 at 10:33 AM

I have a nephew who is 13 and he likes playing games with my 8 year old daughter. I don't see an issue if you have someone watching over them. 

ILovemysonAiden
by New Member on Dec. 11, 2016 at 10:35 AM
Personally no I would feel it is weird for my teen to play with an 8 year old. I feel they are developed diffrently at this age.

And I think family is a bit diffrent . This is a kid I don't know about.
atlmom2
by Ruby Member on Dec. 11, 2016 at 10:38 AM
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All the time, probably not.  Sometimes yes.

My 2 would go to the neighbors and my girls were 3rd and Kindergarten.  The neighbors girls were 2 1/2 and 4.  My 3rd grader played well with the little girls.  They kinda looked up to her.  Of course my younger dd was more their age.  The Mom and I were friends also.  

samscrazykids8
by on Dec. 11, 2016 at 10:40 AM
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I don't think it is weird. I have a 13yo and an 8yo, they play with each other all the time. Some kids just get along better with younger/older kids. My 13yo has a really hard time socializing with kids his age.
SpiritedWitch
by on Dec. 11, 2016 at 10:48 AM

I don't see nothing wrong with it. Maybe the 13 yr old IDs with the 8 yr old better than kids his own age. 

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