5 year old problems

Kelsey - posted on 05/01/2014 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My daughter is about to turn 5 and no matter how much I try to talk to her about "stranger danger" she just does not get it. She is WAY to FRIENDLY to people and talks to openly about things to anyone and everyone. I talk the transit bus and do not mind her sitting next to some of the people we see regularly on the bus* been taking same bus 3 years* but she walks up to random people when walking and wants to know everyones name and tells them her name*okay with sharing first name* but when it comes to her last name that is something I am not comfortable with at this age.

She will not settle down either when asked. she bounces off the wall I think most of it has to do with our super small house and not having enough room but I can not constanly be outside because I have housework to get done and I can not see our yard from any of our windows and do not like her being outside to much alone. I just need someone to give me tips on how to handle her!!

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Kim - posted on 05/02/2014

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Well from the sounds of it, I think you are being a great mom. Trying to redirect her is exactly what I would try to do. Unfortunately this is all the advice I have. I am sorry I couldn't be more help. I understand completely why it would bother you so much. I wish you and your family the best and hope it all works out. I am sure someone else will come up with another idea that might work better for you in the future.

Kelsey - posted on 05/01/2014

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I try to tell her on the bus and such that we do not need to be bothering people and that we can sit quietly or read a story on her app together or play a game just trying to re-direct her but it just passes over her and she continues on with it. It doesn't help that the people she talks to say "oh its okay shes not bothering me" I totally understand that but her behaviour is bothering me.

Kim - posted on 05/01/2014

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Another thing I wanted to add was that maybe if you aren't doing it already as soon as she starts being too social like talking to strangers stop her and tell her she cant do that.

Kelsey - posted on 05/01/2014

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she and she is in pre school but it seems to go in one ear and out the other. She is active and always has been she has a very outgoing personality but it comes off too much sometimes and others(and myself) do not know how to respond to it

Kim - posted on 05/01/2014

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I don't think there is anything wrong with your daughter, not that you said there was. I think she is just a happy outgoing person. Just keep a close eye on her and keep her at your side wherever you go. She will eventually figure out the stranger danger thing. My son used to say I love you to everyone he was only like 3 but he grew out of it and he is almost six now and figured out not to talk to strangers so I am sure she will grow out of it too. Soon. They learn a lot about that stuff in kindergarten too so that will help. I hope this helps relieve some of that fear and if not I apologize.

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