Erika_Rae's picture

My stepdaughter is very antisocial with children, but when it comes to adults she is extremely social.

This past summer I started to realize she wanted nothing to do with other children. We had gone to the park and I had asked her to go and see if she could play with the other children, at first she refused and I know you shouldn't push but i gave her a little nudge and she finally did. They were playing pirates and after about 2mins maybe less she looked at me and shrugged her shoulders.

Also whenever I drop her off at school it seems like every child wants to say hi and talk to her. All she does is look down latch onto me and ignore them. I tell her every morning its ok to say hi back its the polite thing to do.

I have talked with her teachers and they say the same thing. It is almost as if she has become the teachers pet again same as last year and wanted nothing to do with the other kids.

Now her mom is thinking about switching schools, but if she is a shy child switching schools isn't going to help anything.

Any suggestions on what we can do to help her?

chjmk's picture
how old is she?
Erika_Rae's picture
She is 6 yrs old
littlekingdomchildcare's picture
Do you have other kids at home or is she the only child? Are there only adults in the family? Sometimes children who have no interaction with other kids do not feel comfortable in their company. They would feel comfortable with people she has lived with. That's the reason I think that she shrugs off other children because of her inability to adapt with other children's presence.