cried almost the whole hour

Heather - posted on 04/22/2015 ( 9 moms have responded )

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Let tell you my situation first I'm a work from home mom with 2 kids my oldest is 8 (has special needs) and my youngest is 2 . Know my question my 2 year old never gets out to meet kids cause I'm at so much for my oldest so I signed her up for the baby and me gymnastics class I went to it today and almost the entire time we were there all she did was cry because she was scared of the stuff they we're trying to get her to do I kept trying to reassure her that I'm there and nothing going to happen but I'm afraid of her crying like she was that it can hurt her mentally but I want her to be able to get out and do stuff with other kids I'm worried I'm going to hurt her socialization if I don't and when it comes time for her to go to school she be inside herself and I can't find any other kind of class she could go to to that close by?

I need your opinions should I not bother going back?

I'm to the point we're I find myself crying about I'm at a loss

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Dorothy - posted on 04/26/2015

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My son was really shy when he was young... and didn't want to do things. Actually, from the stories my mom has told me... so was I. Now I am very confident and outgoing.

My son is now 12... and you would never know he he cried and didn't want to go to play school etc. . Just be patient and keep trying to take her to things, but don't push it. Assure her you'll stay and watch if you can.

Laura - posted on 04/24/2015

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I am sorry your daughter is not enjoying the class. I would speak to the teachers and ask them a few questions: is she disrupting the class? Is she making their teaching harder to do for the other students? Would they prefer she be taken out?

I wouldn't want all the teacher to cringe when I walk through the door with my little one.

JANICE - posted on 04/23/2015

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I would say keep taking her if even if she doesn't do much. If she is used to not be out there she may need time adjusting. My daughter was an only child and I would get her into activities just to socialize. At first she would be really shy but eventually she started playing and laughing with the other kids. She is 11 now and very outgoing and socialable

Sarah - posted on 04/23/2015

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Maybe take her early and let her choose the one part that she is interested in trying; do they have a trampoline or a big pit with foam pieces. Tell her you will do just those things with her and you can watch the rest. I agree, don't push it.

Dove - posted on 04/23/2015

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I wouldn't push it, but I wouldn't give up either... Maybe she can observe the class on the sidelines w/out interacting for a while and see if she warms up to it. If the gym is used to dealing w/ little children they should know that a crying 2 year old is a sign to take it slow and back off a little... if they didn't read her cues and react appropriately... I'd consider looking for an activity at a different place, but I'd give this one another time or two at least.

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Heather - posted on 04/26/2015

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Thank you ladies all your comments where really helpful to me... I ended up calling them and they said that she isn't interrupting the class or anything and that it's actually normal most of the kids her age all cry because it's all new and overwhelming and that it just takes time.. they told me I can keep bringing her and just let her watch and do the stuff she is confident in doing ..

Heather - posted on 04/23/2015

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Thank you dove for your opinion I appreciate it a lot .. I'm going to go ahead and take her again and see how she does .. I can't find any other class that's close by me I swear everything in my town is moving out and going to other towns and I can't be that far away so that if something goes on with my oldest I can get home in a short time. .

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