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3 year old socially isolated??!

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mummytogorgeousness Wed 08-Feb-17 21:27:25

Hi, does anyone have any opinions/thoughts or experiences. I have twins who turn 3 next month. One of them is a regular tantrum thrower and at times aggressive with other kids. He has been at nursery for a year and his teacher says he is becoming socially isolated due to not picking up social cues (ie if a child doesnt want to play he keeps trying) and hitting when he wants a toy. What can I do to help with this? And how much can a child so little have social problems? I asked the nursery worker if i should get him checked out and she said no but says the other kids dont want to play with him. They seem so little and it makes me feel like a reallt crap mum. Any advice appreciated x

Amaried Wed 08-Feb-17 21:32:29

Think he is not even 3 yet. Honestly socially isolated!!
I'd work with him at home to help develop these skills but worry at this age I'd definitely not

Strix Wed 08-Feb-17 21:34:19

It's not you. Kids come in all shapes and sizes. And I don't think is particularly helpful - if not down right rude - for nursery worker to so no need to have him checked just saying no one likes him. What are you supposed to do with that information?

Floggingmolly Wed 08-Feb-17 21:34:41

The nursery sound rubbish

mummytogorgeousness Wed 08-Feb-17 22:00:37

So should I just work with him at home and ignore what nursery says. My twins seem happy at nursery but I do get the impression my more aggressive boy drives the nursery workers up the wall and has a reputation as a 'hitter' there now...

Shallishanti Wed 08-Feb-17 22:03:42

I agree the nursery sounds rubbish. They ARE the social setting, they should be addressing it, you can hardly coach a 3 year old in social skills out of context

insancerre Tue 14-Feb-17 18:20:49

The nursery sound a bit hopeless
They should be teaching them how to socially interact

I always look first at the environment when children misbehave as often it's a reaction to their environment, including the emotional environment and the attitude of the staff

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