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My daughter is 2.5 years old, but she doesn't talk to strangers

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    SHERMEN is offline Registered User
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    My daughter is 2.5 years old, but she doesn't talk to strangers

    Hi all, how can I train my girl talk to strangers ?She failed most of the interviews because she didn't talk to the teachers. But at home she talks a lot.


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    loupou is offline Baby Guru
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    Practice. :)


    When you go out (shopping, to the playground, etc.) do you greet people and talk w/ them? A lot of kids' behavior is "monkey see, monkey do".

    Also, consider (if you don't already) getting together at play-groups (like PPA) or even w/ just some other mums and get her used to seeing you talk w/ other people (including other kids) and she can get used to talking to other adults.

    My kids are/were quite social and I think that part of it was because from the time they were very young I would have them say "hello" to people who worked in the wet-market, to people we passed in the lift, etc.

    Act like "there's no strangers, just friends you haven't met yet".

    Some kids are just naturally a bit retiring, so all the more reason to practice social skills.

    Good luck!


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    little mum is offline Registered User
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    Try to bring your daughter to some group playing class and meet more strangers. You can also bring her to playground to meet a lot of different kids. Let her learn how to play and talk with others. You can also help to start conversation for her.

    When I was young, I was really shy and I failed all the kindergarten interviews as well. Don't worry.


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    Some kindergartens will only care about the background of the parents (e.g. occupation, family income, education...etc). Don't worry.


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