Randi - posted on 01/31/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )
my son is two and a half years old and i am so worried. i dont know what to do. ive tried teaching him the language ex: up down, hot cold, in out, etc... but he's not wanting to get it, is there any advice that you have to help me help him talk.... and i have been told in the past by doctors and other people that he is not where he needs to be, and that he should be talking 20-40 words six months ago and that dont worry every kid develops at their own pace etc... help i dont know what to do... i used to read him books and he used to love it when he was younger but now all he wants to do is rough house and basically be a boy. learning is the last thing on his mind unless it has to do with something physically challenging than he is all over it wanting to solve every problem and etc... those milestones he is good with but its just the talking he is having problems with and i am so concerned . he can say words he just refuses to say them normally. we have to tell him to say a word to get what he wants but even thats a fight. i need some serious help. is there something wrong with him? i dont think so but everyone else is telling me that i should have his hearing checked (done) that i should take him to a specialist (speech) ( havent done yet) but i am so lost cuz he has said two syllable words before like thank you but we're not sure if it was pure accident or if he really said it, well at the time we were asking him to say thank you for some candy and he said it just fine. but if we ask him to say something else, he gets so frustrated and it seems like he is really trying but just gives up cuz he isnt able to do it right than so he just givesup... please anyone i need to do something any ideas????