My friend did some babysitting last weekend for her best friend's daughter,"Z". She is almost 1.5 years now and too cute for words. My friend said everything went great and her parents came to pick her up. Then, the next day, they came to visit her again, but "Z" wanted nothing to do with my friend. Everytime she just speaks to her, or looks her way, "Z" will hit her or scream at her. My friend is devastated. We all love "Z" and have been babysitting her since she was born, but now she does this. What is going on and what can I tell my friend?
I can only guess, but my guess is that the baby associates your friend with being away from mom and dad. Perhaps, when they came to visit, the baby thought that mommy and daddy were leaving her again with your friend, and didn't want to.
Heather , momma to ' Parker- 10, Carlee- 7 and our baby Genevieve Faith - 8-27-10
If this is the case, thanks by the way :), then what should she do next. If she tries to spend time with her, it does not end well. She said that she tries not to take it personally, but it is hard seeing her do that. Hopefully it will pass soon? Shame , I can only imagine!
Kids are fickle and we can't put our adult emotions and thoughts on them. Toddlers do what they do because....they just do. You can't really ask why. And those emotions can change within a few minutes.