Toddler not talking

Amanda - posted on 09/14/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )

3

0

0

My 3 year old can say just a couple of words. Has sensory issues and separation problems. Is there anything I can do to help him out? I have him on fish oil and greenies. Seems to help but he gets so mad and throws things and screams. At the end of my rope during the day but I also have a 1 year old. That I try towatchbout for.

2 Comments

View replies by

Amanda - posted on 09/15/2013

3

0

0

Oh yes you were. He has trouble with certain foods. Acid is a hard one since he had acid reflux really bad when he was born. I think I am just so irritated because if course the doctors just want this diagnosis and that one. Suck of it. He basically tells the therapists where they can out their things.

Vanessa - posted on 09/15/2013

4

0

2

You probably hear this a lot but "all children are different". We all speak at our own time. Unless your a chatter box, I would be concerned. I seen children that know their alphabet, animals, colors and can't even walk yet.

Your 3 year old probably sees that their younger sibling isn't verbal yet, gets their needs meet. Therefore, your eldest is "acting" like a one year old. It may seem hard at times and annoying but right now the best way for your son to learn to get out of his tantrums is for you to verbalize all his actions and emotions into simple words 3 year old can understand. Most importantly, praise him when he does attempt to verbalize. But, control yourself with the 100 "good jobs" they loose meaning after a while, lol. For example, "Wow, you did it...." A smile, wink, thumbs-up or even a victory dance. So, your younger one will join-in too. Works just as well.

As for sensory issues... I don't really you by what you mean: texture, sounds???

Separation anxiety maybe because of his lack of communication skills. In his head, "Mommy has a hard time understanding me imagine strangers..." You'll be fine just remember we all learned everything we know from our surroundings growing-up and its your turn to do the same for your little ones.


For example, my 10 year old melted my husbands protein shack lid because he placed it close to the toaster. My husband got so mad. Explained to him how he wasn't careful and the dangers of course. But, the truth is that there was no way that based on my son's age and life experiences that he could conclude that the heat could melt plastic. Yes, it was a mistake but there was no way he knew that would happen that's like 7th grade science.

Whenever you feel overwhelmed just take a big breathe in from your nose and out your mouth. Continue until you feel calm. Hope I was able to help.

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms