cries every time we leave a playdate....everytime!

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-05-2007
cries every time we leave a playdate....everytime!
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Mon, 06-20-2011 - 11:34pm

My friends daughter is three and she always cries when it's time to leave a playdate no matter how long she's been there.

My friend is getting more and more upset about it ..i've told her to come on here and see if anyone else has gone through the same thing but so far she hasn't ..so thought i would help.

We had a playdate today and the kids played for 4 hours outside in the little pools and had a blast. When it was time to go she gave her the 10 min warning ..then the 5 min warning but when it came time to get ready to go the sobbing began...

What can she do to make leaving better? Has anyone had this experience?

Community Leader
Registered: 04-08-2008
Tue, 06-21-2011 - 11:41am
I think this is fairly normal at this age. They are having fun and don't want to stop! We have this happen every time we leave the park. Honestly she is already doing what I would do- give her warnings about when it is time to go. Perhaps she can tell her about what she has to look forward to doing after they leave too ("let's go home and paint!" or something similar). Wishing her luck and hopefully she'll find a solution soon.

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-05-2007
Thu, 06-23-2011 - 9:30pm
Thanks! I'll pass that along! :)