I picked my daughter up from day care yesterday and was my daughter crying. One of the girls had just pushed her at the playground before I walk in. A few days before I was called at work and told my daughter fell off a bridge onto the concrete face first. Today I watched the same girl push her down. I know they are toddlers and they can be prone to hitting and pushing from their raging emotions. (rolls eyes)
When is it too far? Last night and today when I picked her up Izzy has been saying more and more often that Brooke pushed her and she fell down. Today she even told me in a full sentence "Brooke pushed me and I fell down. It hurts." During the ride home I asked her if Brooke pushes her a lot and she said yes. "Brooke pushed me... bridge... I fell down, it hurt." Is my almost 3 year old really telling me that she's being frequently pushed from one particular girl? I don't know if I should be concerned at this point. When should you really take the "message" a 3 year old tells you as what it sounds like?
Have you experienced a "mini bully" at that age? How much of it is a true personality trait and how much is toddlers with raging emotions?