Randi - posted on 01/31/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )
it seems as if it was just a few months ago when he was one years old and then he was walking at 9 months old and starting talking around 14 months old. but all of a sudden he stopped. he is still using baby jargon and says uh uh uh for things he wants and points to it. he has said lots of words but thats only if i make him, i wont give him what he wants until i have him say the word of what he wants, and that worked for a while but now he just gets mad and throws a fit cuz im trying to make him talk, i stayed persistent with it and he started to come around and thats when i noticed he has trouble saying to syllable words. like pancake, or thank you... how he says please is pee. he used to say pees. but now its all screwy. is this normal? i have asked so many people and my pediatrician and the people i asked said words like autism, oh he'll talk when he's ready, and boys usually start talking about three years old. but my pediatrician said that at his two year mark he should have been saying 20-40 words in his vocabulary (meaning all the time and using them in context) so now i am a little worried, i know every kid runs at their own pace and all but i find myself comparing him to other boys his age and they are all talking somewhat now! and i know i shouldnt compare because it is true every kid is different. so i also have been told that boys are slower development wise than girls. girls tend to hit the talking faster and boys tend to hit the walking and physical stuff faster. so if that is true than ok, but why is it that everyone is giving me that unwanted advice that they warn you about when your pregnant.... it just makes it worse for me. so is there something i need to be doing. well what i have been doing is trying to read to him and he gets bored with that with the first page. so everything he was interested in then, he sure isnt anymore, instead he wants to be a wild animal and learning is the last thing on his mind. we have cut he tv out quit a bit and now i just dont know what else to do but to continue to work with him and try to teach him things like hot and cold, in and out, up and down etc.... but he cant hold still long enough to actually learn. it seems as though its not fun for him so he would rather jump on the bed or act like a complete monkey, and i am sure that is normal for a two year old but how can i make learning fun for him..... oh how i need some advice please moms out there i am willing to do anything at this point!
thanks so much