Aug 11, · My 4 year old won't play with other children, just follows them My son has been at nursery since the age of 2 years old. He is now 4 and due to start school in September. I have always been told by the nursery the he is very quiet, perhaps lacks confidence, plays alongside children but not with them. It sounds like your little one has the Last Post: Jan 12, · Again, parents are often told to expect the worst. Their child won't socialise, won't interact and isn't friendly. Specfic rules that no one can change stunts using any of the kids imaginations but is the only way he can play with others unless the other kids all agree to follow his imagination and rules which often times can lack sense to Author: Gavin Bollard. Sep 19, · They Won’t Play With Me! What to do when your child is left out. By who describes her 5-year-old son as “funny and kind.” feels kids who lack experience with peer interaction are often the ones who run into roadblocks trying to connect with others. “Many students just don’t have the skills to socialize with peers their own age. My year old son is strong willed. He is not a child who is naturally compliant. He tests tests and tests some more. He needs firm, clear boundaries. My problem is what to do when he tests them because he will! Here is an example of a daily exchange in our home: He misbehaves at the dinner table. If it’s the child who doesn’t want to play with others, I’ll spend time with the child and find an activity that will make the other kids want to come over and play with him. That way the child won’t feel like they have to play with him and the child feels the kids weren’t forced to play with him.
Once again, I'm advocating acceptance. They pick up on your feelings, which further complicates things for them emotionally because when you get upset, they feel like it's their fault. He is just at the end of his first year in reception just turned 5 and honestly he is a different child! So I put him on the stairs his cool down spot and tell him he needs to cool off for 4 minutes. He might keep trying to hit you. Finally, you ask, "there has to be some consequences for crossing the line doesn't there? Tip toeing around a little boy who appeared not to like it.
Hopefully, your son will feel safe enough to move past the rage and right into his tears. I could have written your original post myself. Join the Discussion on the Message Boards. Almost all of the play was in my head. But we used the sports and the fact that she was the only girl to help build her confidence.
My two year old daughter has a hairy back. Learn more about the Aha! More Results. Open menu. Why would they have such feelings? I know it probably seems far-fetched to you right now that your son could WANT to cooperate, but that is because you are focused only on the limits and not on the connection and empathy and emotion-coaching.