The first time I saw this video by Dale Yeager of Profiling Your Life, my concern went out to my child who is very friendly to just about everyone. Yes, even to strangers. Right from the time that he can barely talk, he would babble away to strangers across the table in a restaurant we would be in. He practically has no qualms in making friends and age does not seem to bother him at all. Whether the person is younger than him or a whole tad older, he’d chatter away and get comfy in no time.
Watching this made me really stop and think for more than a bit. It is going to be a real task to get our son to do away from what he has been accustomed to almost all his life.
First and foremost rule, it is okay to be rude to strangers. This warrants some serious talking with our little guy real soon.