Is it right for a 3 year old kid to have a playdate with a 6 year old kid

Lucy - posted on 09/15/2011 ( 1 mom has responded )




My 3 year old girl plays with a neighbour kid (6 year old). My girl likes the neighbour kid coming to our house but at times I notice that my girl gets scared of the scary games the older kid plays with her and she cries out for help. Also at times I see she is being scolded by the older kid when my girl does not listen to her. I am concerned should I continueto allow my girl to play with the older kids as I fear this might have a negative impact on her. Is anybody else in a similar situation, I would appreciate the responses


Amanda - posted on 09/15/2011




It doesnt matter what age a children are, there will always be an alpha child and a beta child. It seems right now your child wants to be beta, which btw is NORMAL for a 3 year old its how they learn. My 3 year olds best friend is 6, she loves her to death. And her best friend can be momma bear when it comes to my daughter. As long as everyone is ok and they all seem to be having fun leave it be.

Now the getting scare, its a part of life. We cant shelter our children, as long as you come to help her and reassure her everything is ok I dont see a problem at all.

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