A 15-year-old female asked:
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is it wrong for a 13 year old girl to be friends with an 8 year old boy?

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Not necessarily: Friendship includes many features. Certainly one can have friends of different ages.The older is often a mentor or information source for the younger. Location and access to other kids may limit your "friend" list to those in the neighborhood, or include family friends.Most expect that a kid will have their close friends from school or other settings that are about the same age.
Answered on Jul 14, 2014

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