Have trouble knowing just how to interact with their children? I do because I didn't grow up with a mother who was very involved or creative, and we didn't spend a lot of time doing things together. I feel guilty a lot of times..because I'm not sure just how to engage my daughter who has special needs, and I feel very bad that I haven't read her many books, and I'm not very good at always talking out loud to her when I'm doing things around the house. My daughter can play for hours with her toys without getting fussy..it just gets hard whenever I try to do anything outside of the house. It feels like everytime I try to play with her, I have to do therapy instead and try to apply the things I've learned at her OT,PT, and SP Therapy visits.
My daughter is nearly 3 yrs old now, and has never spoken a single word, she stims alot, and rocks, can't walk without assistance, and isn't very good at keeping eye contact. And when I try to settle down to read or talk to her, she'll wander off to play with one of her toys. I hate feeling so guilty, but I'm overwhelmed at knowing what to do:(
Asked by Anonymous at 6:33 PM on Jun. 14, 2011 in Toddlers (1-2)
Answer by bouncingsoul at 8:02 PM on Jun. 14, 2011
Answer by Tawneekitn at 6:46 PM on Jun. 14, 2011
I would say to keep trying. Reading, blocks, really anything. Have you spoken to her therapists for ideas? Be persistent and consistent and just keep talking to her. I will keep you in my prayers!! Good Luck!!
Answer by mkdirector2011 at 6:39 PM on Jun. 14, 2011
Answer by ochsamom at 6:40 PM on Jun. 14, 2011
Answer by sugamama3 at 6:49 PM on Jun. 14, 2011