ambercordeiro asks:

How to get my 3 year old to play?

My three year old refuses to play. She has to be with me all the time. I love her but this is stressful, I cant get anything done. I have told her to go play and she will start to cry and just sit down. The only time she plays is when I play with her. She has a brother that plays fine all by hisself, i dont understand why she is like this. He even tries to get her to play with him, but if i dont play she refuses it. please help
In Topics: Learning issues and special needs
> 60 days ago



Mar 20, 2014
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What the Expert Says:

Hello and thank you for your question-

Your child may need more direction that "go play".  Consider setting up play dates with other children, preschool or guided play with your son.  It is not unusual for a three year old child to wish to be in the company of others. These links may help you:
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Good luck!

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