Eileene - posted on 01/03/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )
Our 8 year old frequently uses the wrong pronoun. She reads very well, and seems to have good language skills, but she will frequently call our pets by the wrong gender, call Grandma "Mama", etc. She also has a problem drawing conclusions. If we use a word she knows in a new context or a new word in a familiar situation she asks for an explanation rather than deduce it herself. I have raised 4 children and try to not compare her, but I'm starting to get alarmed. Has anyone else encountered this or have any advice?