Overly affectionate daughter

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Registered: 04-16-2003
Overly affectionate daughter
Sat, 05-24-2003 - 9:58am
My 6 year old daughter is a very outgoing individual. She has lots of friends and gets plenty of attention from both my husband and I. The problem is whenever she meets a new kids (at the park or wherever) she immediately runs up and introduces herself and begins to act like this kid is her newest best friend (even if the child shows no interest) Recently at a soccer game, she met a new teammate. She began hugging this kid and holding her hand and generally fussing over the new girl. It's like my daughter is starved for affection, but I know she gets lots from her friends and her parents. Does anyone have this problem? Any solutions?
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Registered: 03-19-2003
Sat, 05-24-2003 - 5:21pm
you might just want to GENTLY explain to your dd that not all people are that touchy feely and that she could be making the other girl/friend uncomfortable. It might be a good time to bring up personal space and how she shouldn't 'crowd' that space without being invited into it.

You'll have to do it gently and make sure you don't hurt HER...

HUGS only if you want them ;-)