My son's 20 months olds and crys for everything like an infant. He is small for his age (20lbs) but I dont think thats a reason for him to act like this. When we have playdates with kids his age all the kids are playing a jabbering and he's sitting there whining and crying like a baby. He's in a toddler bed now and he won't even get out of bed until I pick him up, he'll justy lay there and cry! He will not eat unless I feed him. If I dont do it he really just wouldnt eat! He can walk but but he doesnt he throws himself down and cries! I hate that he's like this when I see all these toddlers his age doing so much more for themselves than him. Is there something I can do to help him mature a little more?
Asked by Anonymous at 7:13 PM on Feb. 21, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)
Answer by truealaskanmom at 7:19 PM on Feb. 21, 2010
Stop enabling him. Put his food in front of him and walk away. Tell him to eat. Give him a half an hour to just sit their with his food. About the bed thing. Do not pick him up. Walking , the same thing do not pick him up. Start teaching him how to do things for his self.
Answer by louise2 at 7:22 PM on Feb. 21, 2010
Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 7:32 PM on Feb. 21, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 7:40 PM on Feb. 21, 2010
I agree rule out any developmental issues first. You don't want to make an issue out of something that he has no control over. Ruling out that, I agree with ignore him. It will be hard and first and he will cry more because of it. Till he figures it out. Heap on the praise and love when he is doing things more by himself. He will get it. Ensure you talk to a doctor to rule out any developmental issues or talk to head start, they specialize in those type of issues.
Answer by DevilInPigtails at 7:43 PM on Feb. 21, 2010
Answer by Gailll at 8:29 PM on Feb. 21, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 11:05 PM on Feb. 21, 2010