My DD is 3.5 yrs old and she is am only child. She loves to play with other kids, no matter the age. We have a neighbor that is 7 and my DD loves playing with her, but the 7 yr old makes my 3.5 yr old cry. ( by threatening to leave if she doesn't do as she says )
It breaks my heart to see my 3.5 yr old cry over this girl.
What do I do? The parents are there, but they never tell their child to stop being mean to her. And they just don't care. I can't tell her she can't play with her b/c she loves playing with her. Will this pass?
Asked by Anonymous at 2:07 PM on Jul. 3, 2010 in General Parenting
Answer by glamomomo at 2:09 PM on Jul. 3, 2010
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Answer by 1lilgirl at 2:32 PM on Jul. 3, 2010
That's horrible. My kids play with other kids of all ages and I would be mortified to find out they were mis-treating someone, especially someone younger than them. My son is almost 9 and loves to play with the 3yo next door (who is an only child and my son is the only boy so they have a blast wrestling around).
I would probably let her keep playing but as soon as the other kid started being mean I would make them part ways and try to explain that some people are just mean and you don't want to play with mean people anyway.
Answer by justanotherjen at 2:49 PM on Jul. 3, 2010
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