Desperately seeking advice on 3 yr old social skills
First, Kota is a beautiful, confident, very outgoing little girl and I am a stay at home mom. Last October, I enrolled her in a ballet/ tumbling class for her to make some friends and learn to take direction before she starts prek this August.
She is very eager to befriend and play/ interact with these little girls, perhaps overeager. She has a hard time with several things in the duration of the class, including but not limited to: waiting her turn nicely, standing exclusively in her assigned spot, etc. Twice there have been little girls who told her, "I don't want to sit by you" and moved away while waiting their turn for an activity. The first time, I thought, well maybe that little girl is just a brat...but the second time has really, REALLY bothered me. I mean, it happened yesterday and I'm still having problems sleeping because of it.
Now these other little girls all have mothers who work while they attend daycare. Is this where they learn these ugly behaviors? On one hand I feel like I want to jerk her out of class away from these little "mean girls", and on the other, I feel like I need to place her in daycare to allow her to learn the social dynamic among little girls.
Kota herself has just really been unphased by these little girls' rudeness. She didn't cry, bat an eyelash or anything..it's me that's been traumatized. I'm just looking for anyone with any advice, pearls of wisdom, perspective, etc. ???
Thanks in advance! Any help at all is greatly appreciated!