What to do with a not so very social 2 year old

Marissa - posted on 09/24/2012 ( 6 moms have responded )

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My son is 2yrs old and he doens't get along with the kids that he goes to daycare with. Yes hes been bitten and hit and had hair pulled but its daycare and I understand that it will happen whether he started it or not. what is really starting to bother me is that he is at the point where he no longer wants to play with them. he is an only child and i know that makes a difference but that is another reason why I wanted him in daycare(besides tahat I got a full time job). He does very good with his cousins shares very well and plays well every now and then there is a couple fights but big whoop those are easily fixed. With the daycare kids though he doesn't like them and I can tell...when one of the other kids comes near him he freaks screams, cries, tells them to get away and also pushes and hits. I've hung around the daycare so I could witness it myself. The kids that are in daycare with him are just a couple months diffence, he just wants absolulty nothing to do with them and I am at a complete loss at what to do. He has been going since he was 15 months and the daycare provider has said something to me on numerous occasions that he is getting worse with his attitude. Please give as much advice as possible

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Ella - posted on 09/25/2012

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Hahaha that's just 2year olds for u lol,I wouldn't worry to much,just if it gets a real issue then talk to the teachers

Marissa - posted on 09/25/2012

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he is very possessive. what is his he makes sure everyone knows its his. even if he isn't playing with the toy and sees another kid playing with it he instantly says mine and throws a major fit.

Ella - posted on 09/25/2012

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Meby he is just one of them kids that likes to play by them selfs,there ain't many like that but they do exists,also there r loads of awesome toys at day cares meby it's a possessive thing,the other boys may not share them or vies Versa

Marissa - posted on 09/24/2012

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There are 3 other kids that are there. He surely isn't a kid that gets picked on he just doesn't seem to get along with any of the kids I've thought about changing daycare but I don't want to uproot him from where he is. He loves to go and hates to leave he talks about the other kids constantly when we are home just when we get there he gets angry. I don't like that he is content playing by himself

Laura - posted on 09/24/2012

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How many other kids are in his class? I've had my son in his 'school' (he's 3 soon) since he was 18 months old. It was a hard adjustment but now a year later he LOVES going and I have trouble getting him to go when I pick him up. Can you arrange play dates? If you still feel uneasy perhaps look around for other places that provide more one on one? My son was also bitten a lot but it's not happening anymore (thank god). Good luck and keep us posted! : )

Mardi - posted on 09/24/2012

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Could you try and change his daycare, new kids, new enviroment equals better attitude??

Two year olds are notourious for having attitude, so maybe its a time element thing, and he and they will all grow out of it.

What you dont want is for him to be an easy victim, so it will be up to you to guage whats best for you son and what your next move should be.

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