My son does not socialize with other children

Sushmita - posted on 11/24/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My son does not socialize with other children.He does not talk or play with them and when some other child picks up the toy he is playing he just shouts and its snatches from them.I don't know how to handle this and I have put him in montessori school from last week so hopefully by going here he will improve.Sad part is there are no kids to play around with him so gets bored most of the time playing at home.

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Cleaver - posted on 11/28/2012

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my son is like this also and now that i have been going to moms groups with another kid his age there he is improving they chase each other around and have fun but when they decide to sit down to play it gets a little harder then they dont want to share for single children its harder

Sophia - posted on 11/27/2012

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how old is he? to have a friend is to be a friend.... no mom will have a child over or send their child over to play with a kid that shouts or snatches toys... so you both will be sad. teach him ... to play nice. because a lot of adult still dont know how to play nice and never have friends. cant keep love one's in their lives. so he is still young teach him.

User - posted on 11/26/2012

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At 2 1/2 I wouldn't be too worried but giving your child more opportunities to socialize would be good. Children don't typically 'play together' much at 2 but by 3 they do. Keep providing opportunities to interact with other children and do some modeling of how to join in play. For some children, this comes naturally and for other children they need some direction. I'm sure preschool will help.

User - posted on 11/25/2012

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How old is your son?



Young children don't typically 'play together' until age 3. At younger ages they may notice each other and may parallel play but they don't do a lot of social play until ages 3 to 5.

Reply with your son's age and I would be happy to give you more information.

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