Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Frightened mum | 2010/02/06

Q.

Kid ALONE

Hi Doc. My daughter is 3 and a half years old and just does not want to play with other kids. She prefers older kids and has just started going to a creche. Her teacher told me that she doesnt want to get near the other kids and draws away when they want to play with her. What could be the problem and will she overcome this. She suggested that we go for play therapy. Please advise. Thank u.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This is very common. She has stated creche a bit later than most of the other children. The children there probably all know each other, but are strangers to her. She needs to start making friends one at a time. Boost her confidence as much as possible. It may even help to go to the creche with her and help her to start playing with one or more of the children there.

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