Ohhh the embarrassment to get called to the side of the playground by your child’s teacher. Zoe is normally such a well behaved child and there has not been any problems at school.
Well yesterday was another story – she bit another girl. And not just any girl – one of her friends and I’m actually getting along with this little girl’s mom. There is actually a looming friendship in the air and now this.
Goodness I was upset – I scolded Zoe all the way home and all the way to Ouma and then Ouma scolded her and then her dad scolded her and it went on and on until I started to feel bad.
However not to make any excuses for the biting but I really do think my poor child is extremely frustrated. Her cousin is a year older than her. This cousin insist that Zoe only play with her during playtime at school and then when her age related friends want to play with her during playtime she is torn in two by the cousin wanting to play exclusively and her friends in her class wanting to play in a group.
Zoe is too small to stand up to this cousin and get her to play together in a group and therefore it has now came to a head yesterday with Zoe biting another child.
So when is the right time for me to step in and do something about it? I did ask the teacher yesterday if the kids are allowed to play outside their age group and it is not really encouraged but how do they really stop it?
We always had to fight our own battles when we are at school but things have changed a bit since then.
I’m confused – this is hard.