seen another mom address the situation! And this happens all the time. This is really a very common thing to happen with children. The child did this a few times, and each time the mom addressed it immediately. It was obviously something they were actively working on together, and this child was only 2.5 years old. It was such a relief to not have to deal with the issue on my own.
I was so happy to see this happening, that I thanked the mom and told her how much I loved that she was teaching this concept! There is a little girl who visits next door to us (she is much older: 4 or 5), and, at her age, she still does this to Caroline all the time. I never know what to say to her, and her grandparents and parents never address the situation. We all know how uncomfortable it is to have someone right up in your face. As a 1.5 year old, I can only imagine how uncomfortable it feels, as she doesn't have any clue what to do about it. Now I feel very empowered to address the situation next time, as I have great words to use.