My little girl has always been pretty sensitive, but I'm beginning to wonder if I'm handling it properly to help her learn to cope with difficulty situations. She'll stand her ground, but is very upset after the fact. I do try to empathise and "be there" for her.
She's 2.5 years old. Here's today's scenario:
At a playgroup today, children of various ages are playing with a number of balls. She has one, but one little 3 year old boy who's particularly aggressive insists that it's not hers, and keeps hitting it out of her hands. She holds her own, but cries and cries. At first, I tried to let her work it out on her own, and let her come to me when she was ready. She asks to nurse and we do. By the 3rd occurence, I go to console her, verbalising her upset, and telling her it's over and it's ok.
I don't want to play up the problem, or magnify her sensitivity to these situations. I also don't want to just leave her to fend for herself all the time. It just seemed to take a long time to calm her today.
Welcoming input and experiences...