Elizabeth - posted on 07/31/2011 ( 150 moms have responded )
My son is a healthy, active, wonderful little boy. He is ALL boy!! He does not talk though. He jibber jabbers all day long and is very expressive with his hands. He understands what you tell/ask him to do and most often will do what you ask. I'm just so frustrated! His cousin who is 11 weeks older than him is talking up a storm. We were at their house tonight, and her daddy opened a book pointed to objects and she said what they were. Coulton, well...he just grunts. His cousin will tell you what she wants, says please and thank you, hi and bye, and so much more.
I know kids develop differently and at different paces, but still. It makes me feel terrible to see other kids my sons age talking. It makes me feel like i'm not working with him enough, not doing enough with him, just not being the best mother for him. I feel terrible! We read books, we point to items, i've labeled everything for him, and it's just not working. The pediatrician told us at 18 months that if he was not picking up at least 1 word a week at 21 mo to come back in...and i'm pretty sure we will. He does pick up words, but...here is comes, he stops saying them after 2 days mas (most of the time he stops after 1 day). It's so frustrating!
I really am not sure what to do. I keep hoping that he'll wake up one morning talking. Any suggestions? Anyone else feel like a failure because of something similar? Please help