Posted in Making Friends, Toddlers

Antisocial toddler?

My 20 month old seems anti social to me. We currently live with my parents and she has gone from wanting them to screaming when they look at her. She doesn’t go to daycare or anything and doesn’t play well with her cousins or her older brother and sister that don’t live with us. Daycare is too expensive and I’m not sure what else to do

  • Anonymous
    Dec 02

    Have you mentioned it to his doctor?

  • Cathy
    Dec 03

    There are a lot of affordable half day programs for kids. Look at your local churches or even call preschools to see what they offer for part time hours and days. There are also lots of Mommy and me activities as well as library events, and activities at the rec center. She doesn’t have to go to daycare to get socialized you just have to do your research!

  • anonymous mom
    Dec 03

    It could be something or it could be nothing. The likelihood is that it’s nothing but a toddler being a toddler. Is she teething? Those times turn my daughter into a complete mess, from happy go lucky to crying and so upset. Is she verbal? She may just be having trouble expressing herself. I would start by talking to her pediatrician and writing down everything that’s bothering you beforehand so you don’t forget anything. With regard to daycare and not being able to afford it, I completely understand. It’s so hard!! There are usually less expensive or even free options to socialize, though. Most libraries have free toddler and parent programs. Also playgrounds or indoor baby gyms like at the mall food court...good luck mama.