need advice for dealing with neighbor girl - FamilyEducation
need advice for dealing with neighbor girl
01/02/2013 at 16:49 PM

I have 11 yr old twin girls. There's a neighbor girl, same age, that they used to play with, but never really had much in common with. And honestly--she's incredibly annoying. Not mean or rude, just spoiled and bossy and very immature for her age. Only child used to getting her way with everything. She had stopped coming over and calling for quite a while, but now she's back with a vengeance. She called probably about 2 dozen times in two days at the beginning of christmas break and we ignored her calls. She came over and I finally told her that this was christmas break and I wanted to spend time with my kids; that was the most polite thing I could think of to get rid of her. So we didn't hear from her as much the rest of the break, but amazingly she still did call some. Now they're back in school, and she's calling again, and came over once already. We're back to pretending we're not home, but can't keep that up forever. My kids just simply don't want to play with her. I feel sorry for her, but do I really have to force my kids to play with her anyway just to be polite? She's annoys me to death too I'm afraid. The only other girl in the neighborhood her age doesn't want to play with her either. Any way to politely deal with the situation? I really don't want to have to tell her or her parents that my kids just don't want to play with her. Her parents are sweet, but don't really have a clue--honestly who lets their kid call someone during christmas break 2 dozen times in two days? I

how old is she?

She is 6 yrs old

Do you have other kids at home or is she the only child? Are there only adults in the family? Sometimes children who have no interaction with other kids do not feel comfortable in their company. They would feel comfortable with people she has lived with. That's the reason I think that she shrugs off other children because of her inability to adapt with other children's presence.