Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: C | 2009/12/15

Q.

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my child is 3 and has never been to creche. she is very attached to me and cries even if I leave her for a second.she only prefers the older kids and wont play with kids her own age. when kids of her age come home to visit she much rather sits and watches them play. will not participate even if they having lots of fun. is this normal and what should I do?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This is common in children who are a bit younger than your daughter.Your little girl is used to adult company and part of her problem is that of separation anxiety.Try to get her used to playing with children of her own age. Invite children over and actively encourage her to play with these children. You will need lots of patience because this can take quite a lot of time before she is used to playing with children of her age.

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