Is this terrible twos or something more?

Kimberly - posted on 04/04/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I have a 21 month old beautiful son. He didn't walk until 17 months, not because he couldn't, but was scared. Now we are having a problem getting him to talk. He understands what is said to him extremely well and says a few words such as mama, dada, pop-pop, uh-oh, etc but nothing of substance. he just babbles a lot. I work with him every day - we read, sing songs, i do flashcards with him, and he "helps" me with everything around the house and i talk about what I am doing. Most of the time he is really intent and you can tell that he is absorbing what I'm saying - but still wont talk. He has regular interaction with other children and wont talk to them either, at least not in english!

Another issue we are having is he has become a holy terror in public. He waits until we leave the house and pitches full on tantrums screaming at the top of his lungs. We spank, scold, etc and are consistent but nothing seems to work with him. What do we do?!?!

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Raychel - posted on 04/04/2011

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My son, Talon, didn't talk until he was almost 3 1/2 years old. Not a single word. Meadow is almost 3 now and she will only say a few words. My other 2 talked fine. Talon and Meadow did/do have a lot more tantrums than the other kids but I think it was just because they didn't talk and couldn't/wouldn't say what was wrong. Every kid does things at their own pace. If you are worried talk to his doctor about it.

Steph - posted on 04/04/2011

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my daughter has problems when we are in public, i have just learnt to ignor her. in the end she realises she is not getting the attention she wants so she gives up. i no as a child i was exactly the same but i got to the extend on screamin down supermarkets so my mum just left me and walked off. i would soon follow :) the talkin... well my son was very quick with that and my daughter a little bit slower, kids all learn at different speeds give him some time and if you get really worryed maybe you should take him to see a speech therapist. hope this helps :)

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