My husband's best friend has a 3 year old little girl that he has sole custody of. The little girl's mom has serious mental issues and has not seen her in 14 months (her choice not his, she has visitation and never shows). Despite knowing very little about children and only having us, his, mom and sister to guide him he is doing a great job.
I have known this little girl since she was born and she has always seemed a little behind but that is all I thought it was. I chalked it up to not having a lot of social interaction and well having a dad who doesn't really know a lot. Recently though it seems like she has fallen way behind and is not catching up. She is 31/2 and she doesn't really talk in sentences, she whines when she talks, and still babbles a lot. There are other things too, she seems like she is really smart, she knows her colors and alphabet very well, but she cannot follow simple directions like bring me your shoes. Also she cannot drink from a cup, she doesn't swallow and just lets the liquid go all over the place.
My husband said that his friend is starting to realize the differences between his daughter and ours, but chalks it up to their 5 month age difference. My husband thinks we should say something to him so he can at least get her checked out a possible have early intervention step in. I say it is not our place and their pediatrician will say something if he thinks she is not developing correctly. What do you think?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 1:29 PM on Nov. 29, 2010 in General Parenting
Answer by peanutsmommy1 at 1:31 PM on Nov. 29, 2010
Answer by Scuba at 1:31 PM on Nov. 29, 2010
I stepped in (with my best friend), and told her I didn't believe her son was where he should be. It hurt her feelings terribly! But she did get him checked out and we now know he is autistic and she is doing a great job with him!
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