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    DS has had girls and boys to his parties. In fact all the friends that came for his 4th birthday party were girls. I want to encourage boy and girl friends for as long as possible. We also make a point of never suggesting that a girl friend is a 'girlfriend' iykwim. They are just "friends".

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    Quote Originally Posted by beebs View Post
    Not encourage, but my kids have friends of both genders. I find it a little strange when I hear of children's parties that are all one gender.
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    We don't do parties but my kids go to parties of the opposite gender. Ds is going to a girl's party next week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Busy-Bee View Post
    DS has had girls and boys to his parties. In fact all the friends that came for his 4th birthday party were girls. I want to encourage boy and girl friends for as long as possible. We also make a point of never suggesting that a girl friend is a 'girlfriend' iykwim. They are just "friends".
    Yep agree with you - someone implied DS's best friend was his girlfriend recently and I thought 'wtf! He is 2"

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    My boy has only really made friends with other boys. I wouldn't force him to have girls at his party if he didn't want them there. Same goes for boys. He is in prep now and says the girls are shy of him. I don't think it's that he's not interested on bring their friend, but more that they naturally play differently perhaps.

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    Yep. DD is friends with a brother and sister. This year she wanted a girls only party and didn't want to invite the brother. We had to explain that it was rude and not fair to just invite the sister especially since she is friends with both.

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    Not really... just the kids she actually likes, whether they be male or female.

    When she wanted to invite just one boy to her party (we didn't end up having one, but this was before we knew that... lol), I did encourage her to maybe invite another along, because I've seen that group of girls together and I think the boy would have missed out. I told her to pick one of the boys he usually plays with.

    I think that little boy has a crush on DD though tbh... lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennybaby View Post
    My boy has only really made friends with other boys. I wouldn't force him to have girls at his party if he didn't want them there. Same goes for boys. He is in prep now and says the girls are shy of him. I don't think it's that he's not interested on bring their friend, but more that they naturally play differently perhaps.
    I do remember being shy of boys! Maybe I just didn't have the option not to include them, due to always mixing at school and with parent's friends kids, I can't remember!

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    DS is going to an all boys school but has 5 female cousins ( 3 close in age) and all my friends have girls so they will always come to his parties , he currently has more girl friends than guy friends ( he's nearly 3) so I'm hoping he will just think its the norm to invite both when he's older!

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    Ds invites who he wants to invite. It's his day, not mine.

    I don't mind who he invites tbh.

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    Nope...it is their party and not mine...as long as there is no exclusion (i.e. inviting all but 1 boy/girl etc) then it is up to them.

    Kids birthday parties should not be a place for parents to play out political agenda's!

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