My son who turns 2 tomorrow talks up a strom but he doesn't tell us what he wants and he doesn't anser questions that we ask, like "Are you thirsty?" Do you need to go potty? He will just repeat what we say. And I would never know if he was hurt, hungry etc... because he has no words to describe his feelings, he will just cry or throw a tantrum. For a while he would say help but now won't do it anymore. He has been evaluated and they say he is fine just delayed. How do i get him to answer questions and tell us what he wants? I can see that he is getting frustrated the older he gets. I would love any and all suggestions!Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 2:49 PM on Apr. 1, 2010 in General Parenting
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What I've done so far with my 2.5 year old:
1) Given her the vocabulary words she needs - If you see he's feeling tired or sad, just simply say "your tired," or "your sad."
2) Practiced - Just keep it up over time.
3) Remind her to use her words - I have to do this a lot with my 2.5 year old, who will revert to whine and tantrum mode often, even though she knows words. I have to say "I don't understand whining; use your words."
4) If all else fails and my girl still can't say what she wants (maybe it's a new idea she doesn't know yet) I give her my hand and say "show me," and she'll walk me to what's making her upset and put my hand towards it.
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