|Re: integration of new members & their kids||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Jenny (jenny_guyhotmail.com)|
|Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2006 19:01:31 -0700 (PDT)|
I would try asking people with similar-aged kids, or kids w/ similar interests, to invite the child over so the kids can get to know each other one-on-one. That way the new kid doesn't have to break into a whole gaggle. A parent could come too, the grownups could sit and chat while the kids played, and if it wasn't going well, join the kids and initiate an age-appropriate board game, or just join in the play. Sometimes if they're building/playing something and you go and quietly build your own tower of blocks in the corner it kind of stabilizes the situation. With older kids, invite the family over for a card game or other activity. Activities are good, because they don't have to just make conversation. Jenny Guy The Urbans Cohousing (forming) Berkeley/Oakland CA --- In cohousing-L [at] yahoogroups.com, <kshute1@...> wrote: > > In our community there are a bunch of children that have been together for > their entire lives or most of it. What do other communities do to stop the new > kid from being ostracized? I have my own ideas but am curious about the > body of experience out their in the L-land. > > Kim Shute, www.mosaic-commons.org > > _________________________________________________________________ > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/ >
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