how owe do I help model the socialisation process when I don't have friends to do this with?
How owe do I help my 5yr old only child have or make friends? She has no idea how to continue a conversation.
We we have no extended family, no cousins, no grand parents, no aunts or uncles.
My my heart breaks for her when she says at school she played with no one, or I tried but no one wants to play with me. My heart broke again today when she told me that she tried to play with a girl,today but other girls said to this girl not to play with my child. So this child didn't.
I have have tried for years to get play dates no one seems interested!
Im so broken hearted for my child
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18-05-2016 18:54 #1Member
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How to help your 5yr old socialise
18-05-2016 19:26 #2
My first go-to would be the class teacher. They can help give some perspective on the situation...how she interacts with the other kids, how that compares to others, whether it seems to be a problem for her etc. and could also probably give you some tips.
As for modelling...do you have playgrounds/playcafes etc. near by? You could go along, start up conversations with others, and your daughter would have a chance to be around other kids.
I also find toys to be great for modelling/roleplay with my daughter. You can have them act out all sorts of scenarios and talk about whether they were being a good friend/kind etc. and how they may have felt.
18-05-2016 20:13 #3
I agree with @Renn, I would talk to the teacher first about helping your daughter make friends.
Have you looked at putting your DD into sports? Doesn't have to be team sports but anything that has kids her age playing too!
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