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somemothersdohavethem Thu 16-Jul-15 14:58:14

AIBU to think that my friend needs to socialise her DS? She refuses nursery or childminders as she thinks they're all perverts or paedophiles. He's nearly three and is painfully shy. I'm not sure how to bring up that perhaps he needs to play with children without her constantly looking over his shoulder

Booboostoo Thu 16-Jul-15 15:10:26

Well it depends. Plenty of children don't socialize with others until preschool at 4yo with no ill effects. Also many children are shy regardless of the type of childcare they have. How strong are your friend's worries about paedophiles? Is she just looking after her own DC or is she blocking contact with all relatives, all friends, etc? The latter could be pathological and problematic.

Theycallmemellowjello Thu 16-Jul-15 15:12:40

well he'll be off to school soon enough. not for you to worry about this.

UrethraFranklin1 Thu 16-Jul-15 15:38:00

I'd be less worried about the kids social skills and more worried about her bizarre paranoia. Sounds like she needs some serious help.

DisappointedOne Thu 16-Jul-15 17:12:08

well he'll be off to school soon enough. not for you to worry about this.

Not necessarily.

Nurserywindow Thu 16-Jul-15 17:25:32

She sounds like she has issues herself that need sorting, as they will seriously impact on her son if she continues with her rather strange attitude.

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