Nina - posted on 07/05/2016 ( 3 moms have responded )
My son is a lovely kid. He is not always well behaved, meaning that he has his own tantrums, but for the most part I am quite satisfied with him.
He is quite talkative as well and he really enjoys playing with friends. I have recently noticed however that he does not stand up for himself and is not assertive at all. In a recent birthday party, I noticed that two of his friends from kindergarten just ordered him to get out of a toy car he was playing with and he simply obeyed. The same has happened a few days ago, when a child from the playground he goes to, simply asked him to give him his toys and my son, once again, immediately obeyed. When he wanted them back however, he wanted me to ask for them and I told him to go ask himself. He did not have the courage after all the encouragement on my part to do so and it really upset me. I have also noticed that he is the one to follow all his friends running and never the one to lead a game or just play for the fun of it. It seems to me like he needs reassurance from his friends all the time and he is simply too nice, sometimes too much for my liking. I really want him to be able to stand up for himself and not be a pushover. Any tips are welcome!