Shocked by new friends behavior....long
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|Mon, 03-12-2007 - 11:53pm|
My oldest daughter is in second grade and recently brought a new friend from her class to a sleepover at our house. I was in complete shock at this girl's behavior. She was bossy to the other girls. When we were having a scavenger hunt and we tried to help the kids with a puzzle (after they were at it for awhile) she pushed our hands out of the way. Then when my daughter opened a new toy with lots and lots of pieces, all the girls picked up some and started playing, this girl immediately grabbed away the pieces my 4 year old had just picked up. Then at bedtime (getting late- around 11pm) everyone was tired except for you know who. I kept hearing her talk and when I went into the living room and told everyone it was time for bed and no more talking, she said "No. We're not tired and we're not going to sleep" with a smirk on her face. The next morning (all the kids except her had been picked up) my daughter and this child were having a snack that made their hands all cheesy so I told them go wash them, they walked together towards the bathroom but the girl stops on the way and walks into my bedroom and goes over to a desk and picks up my camera (WITH HER CHEESY HANDS!) and begins to play with it! I take the camera away and say "please don't touch that, and please go wash your hands" she washes them and a minute later I turn around to see her playing with my camera again!
My daughter has many friends and I have never seen this kind of behavior-ever! You should have seen my face-esp. that morning. I could hardly pick my chin up. I was in shock. I had never seen such disrespect. She was acting like a toddler. A few days later I was in their classroom and within a couple minutes I noticed this child was already being reprimanded. She was pushing her way into something some other kids were doing and grabbing away what they had. I know my daughter is extremely well behaved (at school esp.) but I also know that every other friend she has had over does not behave like this at all.
When I mentioned the sleepover to their teacher she gave me a knowing look, and admitted that she is constantly having to reprimand her.
SO,I also posted this on the autism board, my questions are- could this be a form of autism? Or is this just a very bratty little girl? Until today I figured she was just a brat and was horrified that my daughter still wanted to play with her. But my MIL mentioned that it could be autism.
Any thoughts? Thank you somuch!!!!