Cindy - posted on 04/18/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )
We went to my daughters pre-school for a parent update.
Teacher is very happy with our lo. She tells us that all the kids want to play with our lo. She is a true leader and everyone in the class follows. She doesn’t have only 1 (bff) in her class and plays with everyone, but on her terms…
(I know her “bff” is in the older class, thus they only play at home after school)
Our lo is loved by all the kids and the teachers, she is also very honest… and this is where the problem comes in. According to her teacher she sometimes is too honest!!
For example: she could only invite 5 friends to her birthday party. We gave out the invites and that was it. Then at school she would tell the classmates about her party (because she is excited) and then if one of them asks her if she is also invited, my lo will tell her- “no, you’re not invited”
HOW DO YOU TELL YOUR KID, NOT TO BE EXCITED ABOUT HER PARTY!!??
Or when they play “house-house” at school and they’ve got the mom and dad and the siblings and a 5th child wants to play with them, my lo will tell them, -“sorry, we’re enough brothers and sisters, but you can be our dog..”
IS THAT REALLY THAT BAD, our family has a mom and dad and 2 sisters and a dog....
At home she is the best older sister ever. She loves her baby sister (18mnts) she helps and plays and shares … She's never bossy at home (she gets her moments but that is normal, right?)
she is really a good kid with good manners. Everyone that knows her loves her!!
For me this “problem” is just a 5 year old not knowing about “tact” is this wrong?? How do you teach them that honesty is very nice and good, but don’t be too honest as you might hurt other kids..?