Caroline doesn't usually know what to do. She just sits there and keeps looking down, for the most part. She is obviously a bit uncomfortable when this happens. I try to explain to her that this little girl is trying to say hello. I tell Caroline that she can say hello or wave if she'd like to. I also tell her that she can backup if she'd like. The other child has good intentions, so I never choose to say anything about their proximity directly to them. I also think it is the other parents responsibility, and not mine so I like to not "correct" other children if at all possible.
Can I just say that I was so pleasantly surprised that the mom came running after her child and told her to backup!??! She reminded her about "personal space" and another persons' "bubble". She even physically moved her child if/when her child wasn't listening. This is THE FIRST TIME I have ever