My 3 year old daughter seems not to be as smart as some of the other kids! She does not talk very well, she does not understand simple comands, and she is not potty trained. I understand that some children are slow but it seems to me that she is extra slow in almost everything. From waking up in the morning to going to be it is a struggle to get her to understand the daily things that we do, like eating, and not hitting or just listen in general. If we tell her to pick up the clothes and put them in the laundry basket she will shake her head yes and then walk away.
Please help me to understand her and maybe give me a few pointers or what I might need to do. Thankyou
Answer by SuperrMommyy at 1:04 PM on Jul. 7, 2010
Answer by MommaTasha1003 at 1:12 PM on Jul. 7, 2010
Answer by Adelicious at 1:13 PM on Jul. 7, 2010
Ever since a bunch of doctors got together and decided that kids should be doing specific things at certain ages, parents force themselves and their kids to get in the game or get ahead of it. Give your dd some more time. She might be a kid who likes to take her time. I know of a child who seemed "slow", but that was his nature. He wasn't in a hurry because it was his choice. He wanted to take things slow. Maybe this is what your dd is thinking. Maybe she doesn't want to be rushed. Give her the time she needs or wants, at this point, and maybe she will respond better. She could have a speech delay, that happens, and as far as not understanding, maybe it is her way of saying that she does not care what you are saying and she is going to do her own thing. Good luck.
Answer by krissyvelazquez at 3:59 PM on Jul. 7, 2010
Answer by carmadsmom at 4:46 PM on Jul. 7, 2010
Not understanding simple commands is a big flag. She could have a hearing problem especially if she isn't talking much. I would definitely talk to her doctor and have her hearing checked (they usually do that at the 3 year appt anyway) or call early intervention.
My middle daughter was barely speaking at 2 but could understand complex commands (like: go in the kitchen, get the spoon, come back, etc). She just couldn't speak much. She eventually caught up. She also wasn't potty trained until she was almost 4. Some kids just don't get it until later.
Answer by justanotherjen at 5:28 PM on Jul. 7, 2010
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