The day that Miss A pushed another child

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Yesterday was going OK. Miss A was home from preschool due to rash and teacher strike. We went to indoor play, all was going superbly until it all went wrong. Miss A met a new friend and together played very well. They have a new bus ride there and both Miss A and her new friend were on the bus. Then a little boy got on. A little boy a good year or so younger than Miss A.

For whatever reason, Miss A decided that he can’t be on this bus as it was “for her and her friend” at the time and she pushed him. He fell out of the bus and did hurt himself. I wasn’t with Miss A at the time and nor was Daddy. Miss A is usually more sensible enough to just be left to play. Luckily, the mum of Miss A’s friend saw what happened and told the parent of the little boy so she went to speak to my other half. He went up to where Miss A was hiding, I think she realised she had done wrong soon after she had done it. Hopefully she knows now as my other half and me spent a good hour on and off talking to her about it. Her punishment was that we left straight away, no sticker or sweeties and no ride in the car at Tesco. That made her cry. We sat her down and explained why this was happening.

We have also said that if she ever pushed or hit anyone again then we won’t be able to go to indoor play for a long time. No more seeing her friend, who wasn’t there yesterday. We told her that if she got in a situation where she is angry or upset, she really needs to walk away, to go and play on something else and to NEVER EVER hit or push anyone.

My heart broke a lot yesterday, I was almost in tears at one point. It is not like Miss A at all to do anything like this. It is normally her that gets hurt and every time she does get hurt we make sure that we say that whatever the person did to hurt her, is not right and she shouldn’t copy.

We really didn’t know exactly how to react and deal with this kind of situation, I think we did OK. She understood what we said and what the outcome would be if she did anything like it again. Lets hope she doesn’t.

Hopefully she will listen to us as she is such a lovely little girl. She really is! She is so kind and loving. Really don’t know why she did what she did yesterday.


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