To be worried by people telling me my do is very quiet?

(7 Posts)
GlitteringJasper Wed 12-Aug-15 19:51:57

It happens a lot.

He's not quiet at home, he's just a normal boy and I think he can be very rowdy at times.

However other people that come into contact with my ds tell me, "oh, he's very quiet", "there's never a peep out of him". My childminder seems to think he's quite passive and will just sit back and let other children take toys etc from him. She also expressed concern that if there was a big room of children, he could quite easily be forgotten about.

I don't see this side of him; when we are out in the park etc, I find him engaging with other children, happy, laughing.

He's 2.5 so it worried that this will be a problem for him in the future.

Should I be worried?

GlitteringJasper Wed 12-Aug-15 19:52:25

Title should read ds!!!

sandycove Wed 12-Aug-15 20:55:53

He sounds perfectly normal to me, I'd take no notice of people who say he's quiet. What do they think he should be doing, shrieking and shouting all the time. He sounds like a perfectly well adjusted child.

Vatersay Wed 12-Aug-15 20:57:36

My friends DS was extremely quiet until he was about six, he's come out of his shell a bit now though. Give him time.

ILiveOnABuildsite Wed 12-Aug-15 20:59:28

Everybody is different just like all children are different. You know him best, if you're not worried pay no notice to others.

If I listened to everybody's 'helpful' comments about my dcs I'd go mad with worry.

Em3978 Wed 12-Aug-15 21:10:17

My son (7) is quiet, he's an only child so often plays quietly on his own at home, there's no point being noisy all the time (trust me though, he does get noisy sometimes!).
At school and socially he's fun, happy, plays well with others, often acts the fool, but is still called 'quiet'.
He's basically not a loud, screechy, screaming, wrestling child which stands out from a lot of his peers.

I like my 'quiet' child, he's happy to be himself.

shoopshoopsong Wed 12-Aug-15 21:16:01

My friends son is like this though a bit younger than yours, I think he just sits back and takes things in when he's out, and at home where he is comfortable and familiar lets go a bit more

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