5 Year Old Daughter

Lcarr1020 - posted on 08/29/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )




I’m here today because I want to share with you guys a concern that I have with my 5 year old daughter. She will be 6 in January and I have a feeling that she has a comprehension problem. It seems I can’t have a conversation with her about certain things because she doesn’t seem to be able to understand the questions that I ask her, for example I will ask her “What did you do in school today?” and she will respond with “ummmm Tuesday?” Then I will say that’s not what mommy asked you, I asked what did you do in school today and she will again pause and respond with something random like “school today?” So it’s very frustrating trying to get certain things out of her and it really bothers me because if something happens to her in school that upsets her she is unable to explain to me what’s wrong. It’s like she doesn’t understand what I’m asking her or she is having problems finding the words, but I sincerely believe that she just doesn’t understand what I’m asking her. Any suggestions on how I can help her understand me so that we can have a conversation?


Dove - posted on 08/29/2012




That seems to be typical of younger children that I've run into. At her age though, I'd be speaking to her doctor and see what type of referral he/she recommends. It could have a very simple 'fix' or it may take more professional assistance.

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