Budding friendships

My two year old son was really enjoying school and playing with our neighbors outside. He was just starting to play with others and enjoy people’s company. Now, we have to tell him ‘no’ when he sees them playing next door. He wants desperately to join them and it feels awful to deny him that socialization! We’ve tried to play in our backyard while they play in the front. He can still see them through the fence, but we keep a good distance away.

About This Story

  • Project: COVID-19
  • Date submitted: March 30, 2020
  • Emotional tone: Negative
  • Who should know about this? Everyone and My community

About the Storyteller

  • Community: Jupiter
  • Age: 18-30
  • Gender: Female
  • Concerns: Being around too many people, Health of my friends and/or family, Health of the community, My health, and Safety of those who can't care for themselves

How the Storyteller Interpreted Their Story

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  • Why people acted the way they did: --
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  • In my story, there are: Solutions to problems
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  • My story shows: I am in control
  • My story teaches us that: The community is vulnerable
  • My story teaches us that: --
  • My story is about: Fear