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    My DH notices the same thing at our school. It wasn't like that at DS's first school. DS's current school is small but very cliquie. Even so, it is obvious that some of the men are excluded.

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    I don't think it's cool for teachers or carers to not speak to the fathers that collect children, as a child care worker I spoke to all parents equally

    But..as a sahm who does school drop off/pick ups..tbh I prefer to talk to women, if a male comes into the conversation I feel awkward..I just don't feel comfortable chatting to other guys now. When DF and I socialize we do so in mixed company and I find it a bit eaiser. No idea why!

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    I have it the other way around, I find the daycare staff are not super friendly to me but DH does all drop offs and pick ups now and they talk to him and tell him everything.. He likes the place more than me and can see why!


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    Does he attempt conversation with the mothers?

    It may not be the fact he's male, but maybe they just aren't keen to initiate conversations with people they know, or maybe they're just jerks. It's not necessarily the fact he is a man.

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    Thats a real shame, we have a few dads who do drop off and pick up at my sons school and I love chatting to them, having all boys and being a tomboy myself means I generally have more to talk about with men, I love chatting about cricket, football, car racing etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by SassyMummy View Post
    Does he attempt conversation with the mothers?

    It may not be the fact he's male, but maybe they just aren't keen to initiate conversations with people they know, or maybe they're just jerks. It's not necessarily the fact he is a man.
    Yes he has tried and they just ignore him and walk away.
    Even if it's not the other mums what about the teacher ignoring the only male there and being attentive to all the females? He waited to speak to her but she just never let him get near her to speak to her

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    That's so sad, my DH I'd also a stay at home parent and we have been very fortunate that he has been embraced by the school mums. He formed some lovely friendships when DD was in kinder and he was always included in play dates, mummy morning teas etc..... He often catches up with the 'girls' for a coffee and he always organises cool activities during the school holidays - he has great 'street cred' with the kids. As hard as it is maybe your DH just has to throw himself out there, approach mums, arrange play dates etc...


 

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