I picked Little Fish up from preschool today, only to be called aside for a brief chat. The preschool are asking for advice.
Apparently another child at the preschool is being traumatised by Little Fish's presence. This child is crying at the sight of LF. The preschool have lent said child their lovely Racketty's doll and teddy. They have tried talking to the child, pairing the child with Little Fish, setting things up so the child and LF spend time together without having to be together, and just about everything else they can think of. They've talked to the child's parents too.
So, preschool now have a problem - one child deeply upset by the presence of another. The child in question has a problem - one super scary personLittle Fish has a problem too - it can't be pleasant having someone burst into tears and run away from you all the time.
So, what would you do? Preschool have tried everything they can think of, the other child's parents have tried everything they can think of, I'm now being asked for ideas. I don't especially want to invite the child to come and play, to show how unscary LF is really for several reasons - I don't think LF needs to be responsible for someone else's happiness and especially not in her own home, and if the child is scared of LF due to LF's "otherness" then what on earth would that child make of Mog?
One perplexed Tia.
ps - to those of you who'll be wondering - No, LF doesn't need suction, but it's a heavy pump and hers is a powered chair so she was carrying it for me whilst I pushed Mog.
And I realise these photos have nothing at all to do with the post, and no, it isn't snowing again here, but I didn't post them when it was, and they're pretty and I like them, so I'm showing them off now.