My two year old niece seems to have a problem

Trish - posted on 12/29/2011 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My niece just turned two in December and her mom refuses to believe that something might be wrong with the little girl. Ever since my niece was born shes seemed off. Me and my mother were the first to say something to the little girls mom but she refused to listen. Fay is her nickname and shes a wonderful little girl but something seems wrong. At the age of two, Fay is very unsteady on her feet, both legs line up weird with her feet. Also, she kinda keeps her arms in one spot when she walks. Another off thing is her distant expression that she has all the time. You try and get her attention and it takes acouple tries because she seems not to pay attention for very long. I'm worried about her and I want to kick her moms ass for not doing anything for her little girl. What does anyone else think?

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Katelyn - posted on 03/07/2012

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My friends kid is the same way n I have noticed a couple or things......now Im not calling her or anyone a bad mom but maybe their is lack of comunication and socilizing between child n parent, her son learned how to walk 4 months ago and is turning 2 next week! He is still wabbaly and I have to call his name 50 times to get his attention. I have been to her house and he is always sleeping or very cranky and all over her not very independant like most kids r. But their is not much you can do about it unless you take her for an hour a day yourself haha but its up to the mom to decide how she will rais the kid if she truely belives their is nothing wrong then that's just how it is.

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Alisha - posted on 04/24/2012

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My nephew is Autistic and some of the the things you have described sound like him BUT I am not for sure I haven't met your niece nor am I a doctor....do you know if the doctor has said anything if not it sounds like time for her to find another cause if her doctor has not said anything that is worrisome. Try approaching the subject carefully as possible won't be easy and ask and see if she could or would take her to another doctor for a second opinion and tell her you would even go with as support and that you are only saying this for the concern for the both of them...she just might be in denial for multiple reasons no one wants their child subjected to a cruel world where differences are shunned. hope this helps and things smooth over well.

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If your niece is taken to the doctor's for her regular check ups, then the doctor should've noticed something was off.

Rebekah - posted on 12/30/2011

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Without seeing this girl or really knowing the situation it's hard to judge... It sounds like if you've already confronted the mom then there is no much else you could do. All you can do is hope that she'll think about what you've said and seek help when she's ready.

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