Hi all! Ok 1st Im not a mother, but my niece is 4 years old, uses better diction than I do & smart far passed her years! She also has a 1 year old sister. I have my psych degree but dont understand this. My sister's a stay at home mother & today she was getting the girls ready to go to the park. Its been about a month since she quit her job to be home (they were being kept by my mom) so after the children would not listen to her today & running around like crazy & refused to get out the door, my sister got frustrated & went to the bathroom to sit for a minute to basically take a deep breath & recompose herself. As most moms know there are no breaks,
So both kids go running in the bathroom bc of course that's where mommy is and the four year old out of no where says "I don't have any friends! You just don't understand" no one can figure out what she meant or why she said it. When her mom asked all she would do is repeat it. What could she really mean? She doesn't go to preschool, just mothers mornings out a few times (when she was 3) and now they don't have the money to put her in one. She has tons of cousins & at church named her 3 best friends. But its not like she's been anywhere to be rejected or kids not play with her on the playground etc...plus if kids are around she is the leader & they flock to her. I know this is lengthy but want the full & back story so all would know. Any ideas, advice to get her to talk, Should we be worried or could it be a reaction from seeing her mom frustrated (not upset or mad just a regular over tired frustrated for a few moments mom)...thanks!..
**also she doesn't consider her little sister her friend, but still plays with her some, but she calls me her best friend.. As any other adult who plays w her