The Highs and Lows of Nursery

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Sarah says:

Argh! Matilda doesn’t even go to nursery but I feel your pain – most of her nursery-going friends shout “Share!” but they seem to be learning it from the teachers rather than the other kids (*goes into side-rant about how one and two year olds can take turns not ACTUALLY SHARE and will other grown ups PLEASE STOP SHOUTING “SHARE!” WITHIN MY KID’S HEARING and here’s a copy of “It’s OK Not To Share”, go and read it etc etc etc!); M inevitably picks up some of their phrases from the odd morning of playing with them. Her behaviour also goes downhill for a day or two after going to our local toddler group – there’s so much pushing and shoving and snatching and fake crying going on amongst the four year olds there; she watches what they’re doing and gives it a go when she gets home to see whether or not she can get away with it (no, she can’t)! It makes me want to keep her at home until she’s 57, personally vetting everyone she’s going to come into contact with, but, alas, that’s probably not a reasonable solution…

Kate Everall says:

Gosh. This sounds like T. He’s also picked up the fake crying! It’s so frustrating as it makes any reasoning difficult as the game cries start. It doesn’t get him anywhere, if anything it just delays things!

I’m totally with you when it comes to sharing, as in, THEY DON’T HAVE TO! Why should one kid give up their toy just because someone else wants it? Wait your turn. Who had it first?

Thanks for reading. I’m glad I’m not alone.

Yep I totally get this and sadly the same thing happens at school as well. Libby has got much worse since going to school and we know there’s one particular child who behaves badly towards other children so we know exactly where it’s all coming from.
Nat.x

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