3 year old assumes every child wants to be her friend

Erin - posted on 07/25/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )

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My 3 year old is very social and friendly. She wants to make friends everywhere we go - the park, the pool....etc. Lately she has experienced a few instances where other kids aren't interested. Sometimes they are older or already playing in a group. How can I help her understand that not everyone want to be friends and also not to keep following or trying when a kid isn't interested. She isn't so interested in adults luckily and I always intervene with "stranger" words when she approaches any adult. I don't want to dampen her natural friendliness.

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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 07/25/2014

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By explaining that not everyone will respond the same and letting her know that if she's rebuffed, she needs to move on and stop bothering that child.

Its a learning process that they all go through ;-)

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