My social bubbly almost 3-year-old was opening gifts at her party today with friends and family and when I went to give her a present from a new family friend who is 6 and a bit shy, she threw the bear on the floor and said, "No, I don't like this." The little girl's face was so sad. It hurt my feelings. Her grandmother and I scolded her in front of the little girl and I said "I wanted the bear."
She was still sad later and I tried to explain that my daughter is still like a baby , but I don't want to make excuses for her and wonder how to make her start to see that this hurts people. As for the little girl would a thank you and a picture of my daughter and the bear suffice or would the photo remind her of getting her feelings hurt?