Erin - posted on 08/07/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )
My boyfriends son is 6 and has a learning disability. He spends most of his time at his mothers house who does not take any time with him to help him learn. She believes in not correcting anything he does and thinks it is okay to let him call words in a shortened way like "p-p" for "pizza" or "mo-mo" for "motorcycle" or "gingy" for "ginger ale". It erks me like no other because of course when he comes to his dads house there is no hope in fixing it no matter how many times we practice going back in forth saying full words in 2 parts like "pi" "za" and he will say the two parts but as soon as you say "PIZZA!" he says "PP!" She lets him just watch tv and doesnt take time to let him burn off his energy. He comes to our house for 2 days every week (his dad works 95 hours a week) and has the biggest black circles under his eyes from lack of sleep but then doesn't sleep through the night ever. Even when they were together he was this way. He rarely takes a nap and at night he will get up 1000 times before he finally passes out at 12 - 1 am...then is back up by 5 if not a few times through out the night. Apparently he is like this at her house as well. Does anyone have any advice as to why he might be like this or how to help him in all aspects. He has a little brother who is almost two who is quickly learning the ways of his bigger brother and is saying words the same way and I don't want him to follow down that path. We are seeking daycare for him to get him around other kids.