neighbors

Amy - posted on 11/09/2014 ( 3 moms have responded )

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So i have a neighbor with a child the same age as my daughter. There are 2 other girls close by but aren't here all the time. My neighbor seems to think that my child has to play with hers all the time. Sometimes the other girls dont want to play with her, just each other. What is the etiquette on this?

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Sarah - posted on 11/09/2014

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So if the older two are over and the little one comes over, tell her "Annie is playing with Beth and Susie today, we will see you another time"
If mom calls, tell her basically the same thing; "Annie is playing with Beth and Susie today, that's all I can handle today"
Or, you can tell the mom, "Annie does not get to see Beth and/or Susie as often, I'd like them to have some time together". If she really pushes it, tell her flat out; "sometimes Annie enjoys having just Beth or just Susie, she enjoy her alone time with your daughter too, so let's plan on that soon." Or you can tell her "Since Susie is ten it is hard for the girls to find things to do with "her daughter" since she is just turned 7, I know our girls will have fun next time when it is just the two of them."
It is hard to exclude a kid, but they usually take it better than you think. You can get the message across, hopefully, without having to hurt anyone's feelings.

Amy - posted on 11/09/2014

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My daughter is 7, the neighbor girl is 9 months younger. The other two
girls are 8 and 10.

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