When I took her to a parade, she loved the little kids watching it, moving close to them, getting in their face, smiling and talking. That was OK with some toddlers, as long as she also talked to the mom, but some kids got a little scared, and are told not to talk to strangers. Today Mom got really mad at me for the first time, even hit me she was so angry (totally out of character). The issue? She rushed out with an open box of cookies coming up behind a man with a moving power weed-whacker, trying to give him one. I kept trying to call her back. Fortunately, he saw her and stopped & took what she offered. She came back in and two minutes later, out the door she went again, with the same cookies for the same man, ignoring my pleas to come back. He was gracious, and stopped & talked to me about the weather while he accepted them. This is a landscaping outfit that likes to get the whole job done in 15 minutes & move on, real fast. When she came back in she was furious, saying "what's wrong with that?" I told her that it's fine to offer cookies and be nice, but there's a limit, and she hadn't remembered that she'd just done it, and the guy had to get on with his job. That's over and beyond the safety issue with the power tool. She was furious: "That's ridiculous!" she yelled, and hit me on my shoulder--something she's never done in her life. So, it's OK to be nice to strangers but not to your daughter/caregiver? I know she's been calling me "Mom" lately, and won't eat my stew because she didn't like her mom's stew. Am I choosing the wrong battle? Or is there cause to worry? I'm afraid she's just so friendly that she's vulnerable to any stranger who comes to the door, and will frighten those elsewhere. How to handle it?