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Old 12-28-2012, 11:54 AM   #9
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Re: Socially awkward?

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Ok, I think the younger kid (your LO?) in this scenario is the normal kid and the one not responding is the awkward kid. In our society, the older kid will probably be viewed in the realm of "normal" but honestly, I think it's just a result of bad manners.
Depends.

If the 2yo is near them and says hi and gets no response then yet it is bad manners.

If the 2yo is getting up in their faces and waving in their faces then it is weird to older kids, but normal for a 2yo. It is a teaching opportunity for what good manners/personal space look like. If someone gets in my personal space like that i can't say I'd be the most polite person.
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