Danielle - posted on 01/31/2012 ( 61 moms have responded )
I have a 4 year old daughter. Since she was about 18 months she could count to ten, say her shapes, colors and say a few selected words. I read to her often but since then there has been many trials (husband and I both lost out fulltime jobs, couldnt get health insurance and when we did and put her in a daycare and tried to get speech therapy, we were put on a waiting list until we had lost our state health insurance and company health insurance was too expensive for what we made) She will repeat words and can tell you what most things are when you ask her but she still wont ask "can I have some juice" or " I am hungry" etc. However if I read her a story enough she will recite a good portion of the sentences if looking at the book herself. She whines and screams most of the time. She is also a VERY PICKY eater and am having serious trouble potty training her. I am almost concerned I am to blame. Do I not talk to her enough? I am at the points at night i cry cause i dont know what to do. She seems so dang smart and others...i just dont know.