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its odd but why doesn't my ds throw the ball at me when asked

(8 Posts)
sp400 Tue 02-Oct-12 19:38:20

my 17 month ds loves playing ball. he has lots and catches and kicks them around but if i say throw to me he says no and won't. he's always been like this. why/

TheHeirOfSlytherin Tue 02-Oct-12 19:39:39

Maybe he thinks you won't give it back. If my ds has hold of something he likes, nothing will break his little grip on it!

sp400 Tue 02-Oct-12 19:42:34

that's true and i never thought of that. lol! thanks. it's really annoying because it means we can never play a game

Sirzy Tue 02-Oct-12 19:59:39

He is only 17 months, don't worry about it. Playing games will come as he gets older.

sp400 Tue 02-Oct-12 20:44:21

should i not expect him to throw the bal back at 17 momths (nearly 18)?

Iggly Tue 02-Oct-12 20:48:04

I can't imagine my ds doing that when he was that young...!

sp400 Tue 02-Oct-12 21:14:44

I don't mean proper throw just passing to me instead of saying 'no' and sending in different direction or holdin on

Is that too much to expect at his age?

hellymelly Tue 02-Oct-12 21:21:05

I agree that he doesn't want to let go of it! I think that co-operative game playing comes rather later in life smile

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