HELP!!! Shyness!!
02/16/2011 at 09:49 AM

I am at a loss, my daughter is 4 years old and refuses to have anything to do with her step father when I am around. If I leave the room I can hear her laughing and talking with him but if I am around its as if he doesn't even exsist. Even if he tries to play with her she will turn away crying. What gives? Is there anything I can do about this?

I think this atrocious. Perhaps she should have been doing math work, but at least she was doing some work and not messing around disrupting the class. To parade her round the school like this is barbaric and positively medeival. I hope her parents will take this up with the school authorities and put in a complaint against this teacher.


I'm trying to come up with some balance on this. You say she has some discipline problems--have you been allied with the school staff in addressing her non-compliance? I'm asking because if you have been resistant to their efforts in the past it makes you less credible to them at present, even though public humiliation is counterproductive, along with being wrong.