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#1 of 4 Old 11-11-2012, 04:44 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi! My Daughter is almost 6 and in K. She has a long time friend that she usually plays really well with.

 

Suddenly she doesn't want her friend to come over to her house, but only wants to go to her friend's house.

 

I am trying to explain that part of being a friend is taking turns and that her friend really wants to come over. How do I have the friend over without my daughter being rude?

 

Has anyone else experiences this? Any advice? Would it be better to take the girls somewhere else... ?

 

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My guess is that her friend has some toys that you daughter wants to play with!  I've gone through similar phases with my son.  No real advice- give it a bit of time and her interests will likely change.

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^^ Agree with this. My older son would rather have playdates at his friends' houses for that exact reason. Whereas my younger son would rather have them here because he's still pretty attached to me-- but if toys were the the only issue, he's choose novel toys over his boring/old ones, too. Maybe try to make play time at your house new or cooler in some way? Like offer to do a baking project, set up a special craft, etc. We often have playdates over here because I help out a couple of families with childcare and I try my best to make it fun for my kids. I go overboard with yummy snacks, bring out ALL of the art supplies, etc.


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thanks ladies! yes, after talking with my daughter she wants to have a party and cook special food and get little things from the dollar store to wrap. We are having and "unBirthday" party.

 

I totally understand the other house being more fun exciting, and I am trying to explain to her that her house is like that for her friend...

 

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But any other suggestions are welcome.


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