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Why Can't My Five Year Old Play Alone??
It's becoming very stressful for all of us. I literally cannot play with him constantly, but it breaks my heart to tell him no, because I'm afraid he will feel I am rejecting him. We have tried explaining that we can't play constantly and it does no good. We have set aside specific time for each of us to spend with him and it does no good. His room is filled with books, paints and a chalk board, puzzles, a drum set, toys, and still nothing interests him unless we are playing with him. It is really worrying me, because this is not what I want for my son. I want him to be strong and independent and self-sufficient. I don't want him to grow up with that empty feeling of needing to be constantly entertained to be happy. I don't know how to handle the situation, because I am so afraid of hurting his feelings. Help!