Hi, mamas. My heart hurts today, a little.
We just got back from a birthday party for an acquaintance's 3-year-old. V is 26-months, and there was a 27-month-old little girl there.
V got screamed at, pushed around, knocked down, etc, and never once blinked an eye, moved away, said a word, or changed her facial expression. She doesn't react at all. I was on her like white on rice, but I had the baby, too, and you know how volatile preschoolers can be...
It wasn't concerning when she was like this at 12-months. It was only a little odd when she was 18-months, but now? It's hard to see. She's so oblivious and placid around other kids. She doesn't know what to do and doesn't even realize the other kids were being "mean." (I'm talking her dad off a cliff right now, he's so pissed that the other parents didn't control their kids, but seriously. Kids push. *Most* kids react, somehow, in some way, to being pushed, but ours doesn't.
What can we do to help her? Is there anything that can help such little kids learn even a tiny amount of social skills? It kills me that she's already such an easy target. Yeah, cool, go take Valentine's toys. She won't say anything. It's fine.