Just after a bit of advice on how to deal with my daughter being 'picked on' at times, she's nearly 23 months and is a reasonably confident little thing, but when we're out and about she does like to stay near me.
I've noticed recently that she seems to be pushed around by older children and other toddlers when she does leave my side. She was at the top of a slide at kindy gym last week and an older (probably about 3 yr old) boy wanted to get down the slide so he kicked her to get her to go down! This obviously upset her quite a bit, and his mum was made aware and she did apologise and chastise him for it.
Then on Sunday we were out meeting friends and the moment she went away from my side, maybe 20 yards away, a little girl who's the daughter of a friend, who's just turned 2 went up to my daughter and smacked her in the face twice with her doll! I consoled her as best I could but i've noticed that she's becoming more timid around other children, especially older ones. How can I help her through this??