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Did anyone read the stir article about letting young kids work out playmate issues by themselves?

What do you guys think about it?

"As hard as it is to resist stepping in when your toddler has a conflict with a friend, it's important that you do. "
http://thestir.cafemom.com/toddler/105443/butt_out_mom_let_your

 
CarolBeazeman

Asked by CarolBeazeman at 11:30 AM on Jun. 24, 2010 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • Well my kids' main playmates when they were toddlers were each other and unless there was blood I let them work it out. If they are playing with other kids the most I usually do is say, "you guys need to play nice." If it looks like someone might get hurt I'll probably intervene and take away whatever they are fighting over but otherwise I leave them alone.
    justanotherjen

    Answer by justanotherjen at 12:16 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

  • I always let them work it out.
    blue_glass_mama

    Answer by blue_glass_mama at 11:32 AM on Jun. 24, 2010

  • I agree with letting them work it our. I think it'll keep the number of whiny kids down a little. If they learn to work it out, they will be better equipped to work out problems as they get older.
    Kiwismommy19

    Answer by Kiwismommy19 at 11:34 AM on Jun. 24, 2010

  • I didn't read that article, but I read one similar when researching what to do about my kids fighting all the time....it said that as long as they aren't physically hurting eachother, you should let them work it out themselves. Hard to do sometimes, but many times it really works and I agree with it.
    gramsmom

    Answer by gramsmom at 11:39 AM on Jun. 24, 2010

  • Thanks, ladies. I know I always intervene too soon. I just get nervous... I Gotta let them kids grow up sometime though!
    CarolBeazeman

    Comment by CarolBeazeman (original poster) at 11:45 AM on Jun. 24, 2010