My 16 month old son is the sweetest, happiest little kid- he runs around here climbing and laughing and jumping and hugging and kissing...but it seems like he doesn't PLAY outside of our home. When we went to the pool all summer, he would swim, but he wouldn't smile or laugh when we did funny things or entertained him- he would just look around. Today I took him sledding and after the disasterous time we had getting him suited up (wish someone would have warned me that THAT would be such a headache, lol) he calmed down.He screamed when I put him down in the snow, and he wouldn't play at all. I put him in the sled and he just sat there, didn't really interact or anything while I pulled him around. He did the same thing when we went tree hunting- and there were no snowpants, mittens or boots involved then. He always cried constantly in daycare, too. Is this just a problem with socialization, and how do I teach him to play?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 9:32 PM on Dec. 19, 2009 in General Parenting
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My son FREAKED when I put him in the sand this summer! I was shocked. And when we go around a BUNCH of new people it takes him a while to warm up, but the more familiar people around the faster he warms up. Do you have family near by that he can visit? You only named 2 instances of taking him out....do you stay in alot? My first dd was PAINFULLY shy. No one believed me that she spoke for the first 6 months that she did b/c she wouldnt talk in front of anyone but me and dh! Putting her in half day daycare was the BEST thing I did for her!! Good Luck!
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