My 33 month old daughter is usually very friendly and outgoing. At least she used to be, until be got cooped up in the house this winter (we live in the northeast and have no car, so when it snowed or the temps were bad, we were stuck inside).
Today, however, it was in the 30's, so I took her on the bus to the pharmacy. A little girl, perhaps a year or two older than her, got on the bus with her mom. . She sat near my daughter, and I swear, my daughter acted like the girl was a monster. She whined and acted afraid. Totally unlike her. The little girl tried to play "footsies" with her, and my daughter kept saying "She hurt me!! She hurt me!! Stop!! No!!" WTF? I was so embarrassed. I tried to assure my daughter that the little girl was only playing with her, but it didn't help the situation.
Finally the little girl shared a cookie with my daughter. That seemed to break the ice!! Apologetically I explained to the girl's mom that my daughter was an only child and wasn't used to being around other children. She said she understood, and didn't seem to be offended by my daughter's uncharacteristic antisocial behavior.
I'm enrolling her in Head Start for the fall, so thankfully she'll be around other tots her age on a regular basis.
Is there something wrong with my daughter? Why was my daughter acting this way?
Asked by Anonymous at 8:41 PM on Mar. 25, 2011 in General Parenting
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