Lots of holding and talking to her. Don't goo goo gah gah her, talk to her like you would an adult. Ok, no cuss words, but if you speak to her as you would anyone else, when it is time to talk, she will be speaking that you can understand her. It also raises their IQ. My biggest advice is to research everything. Know your facts and make your decisions based on facts. It's ok to ask advice from other moms, but they are making decisions on what they feel is best for their children. Research every immunization, medication, procedure, etc from the doctor, when daycare or school comes, research all problems, awards, curriculum, etc. It's a long hard job, but well worth it. And remember, no matter what any doctor, psychiatrist, teacher or other mom tells you, YOU are the expert on your child, no one else. Congratulations!!
at 9:27 AM on Jun. 11, 2011