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Anonymous asked in Family & RelationshipsFriends · 2 months ago

Is it a bad thing if my son only has female friends?

So my son, who is 13, started at a new school this year. He met a really sweet girl on his first day who showed him round and helped him settle in, and made him a part of her friends group. While I'm glad he's settling in nicely, here's the thing: everyone in her friends group are girls. My son is the only boy. I'm not really sure if this is a good or bad thing, as normally boys at his age would group together, and he's also said that most of the other boys think he's soft for sitting with the girls instead of running around playing ball games. He's also become quite fond of the girl who welcomed him to the school (ahem!). My husband says I'm overreacting, but I'm not sure if I should get him into programs that will help him meet more boys, or should I leave him alone?

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    SUCH A WIMP AHAHA!!!

  • 1 month ago

    Leave him alone. He's got friends, that should register to you as a good thing, despite what gender they are.

    If you're worried your son is gay by having female friends, then you might want to reconsider your homophobia. 

  • 1 month ago

    I would try to expand his friends to have some men. Have him meet friends to play video games and watch sports with. My brother did that forever. His friend got us playing military games, think tv show games like "G.I. Jane/G.I. Joe" and "Power Rangers", and "Cowboys and Indians in Bonaza, CA", it was in the 1990's okay? I would encourage your son to expand his friends, find something of interests to him, material arts or people who like arts but are religious or whatever he is into that is positive as a teenager or adult and encourage him to pursue that. So he can make some male friends to watch basketball with and baseball, etc. 

  • ?
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    He will discover more friends of his own sex as he gets older.  At present he does not view girls in any romantic way so it hardly matters 

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  • 1 month ago

    No, when I was in middle school all of my friends were girls. The boys did not have any social skills. 

  • 1 month ago

    leave him alone -- if he's happy then you shouldn't go making him unhappy by forcing anything or trying to get him away from his friends.

    how would you have felt if your parents made you spend time away from your closest friends and instead in another friend group where you're much less invited and maybe even neglected?

  • ?
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    I think he’s doing fine and it’s good he has friends!

    Maybe ask him if there are any programs or clubs he would like to be in and take it from there? 

  • ?
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    It's ok. He's still adjusting.

    I don't think your son is gay.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    It's a good thing. Why would you even question it? 

  • 2 months ago

    Here goes.more.of your 6 percent cover up talk? BTW Linda being cast as a boy in the play is not written by a Latino. In fact Id go so far as to say that was in part an unknown insult cast. 

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