trouble sharing

Erin - posted on 11/08/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My son will be 3 in a couple months and hasn't had a ton of exposure to other children. I bring him to mall playgrounds, and children museums quite often but he hasn't had exposure to the same children on a regular basis. I have no friends with kids which makes this almost impossible. I have tried to take him to a couple different toddler gyms but they have a lot of organised activity that he has absolutely no interest in. He also doesn't want to share. He is an angel at home. But he gets so frustrated when he can't get his way at these things. Although, he seems excited to go back. He would probably be fine and maybe even willing to share if everything wasn't so structured. I had him involved in one of these gyms a year ago and he did fine but I brought him back to the same sort of gym and it was so different I don't know if it's because of the different location or if it's just because he's older. I was unable to have him involved in this sort of thing up until now because of finances. I worry that he is behind. Although, he is very smart as far as language and so forth. Has anyone else had this problem? or give any support or advise it would be greatly appreciated.

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Erin - posted on 11/09/2010

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I would do that but most daycares around here won't let you do less than 2 days a week and they're ridiculously expensive. I honestly can barely afford the gym he goes to.

Nicole - posted on 11/09/2010

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If your finances are ok, maybe enroll him in a daycare just one day a week. I have a friend with a little boy and we all live so far apart that there isn't any kids around us so our kids don't get the exposure either. My daughter is in daycare because my husband and I work but my friend put her little boy in daycare one day a week just to get exposure. A center would help be able to tell you if they notice he's a little behind on something or it would help him with his social skills. He would be exposed to the same kids every time he's there and give you a day off to relax. Just a thought. Good Luck.

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