We have been homeschooling for about four years now, my oldest being almost 8. We are involved in co-ops, homeschooling classes, 4H groups, etc.
My child has friends, but no deep friendships. The -my house, your house, wanna play with only you kind of relationship. I see other children with such connections, and my child has expressed his desire for this too “I want more friends” “I want more play dates”
He has lots of “friends”, but their families are frequently occupied with activities or our schedules don’t align. Many families don’t allow their children to play solo yet (being picked up/dropped off at someone’s house).
Ultimately he is fine, and flourishing. I keep us busy (he has a 4 y.o brother) this topic doesn’t affect him but I can see he is aware of what some kids have with others and that he doesn’t.
Am I thinking too much into for his age?