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How do we get my stepdaughter help?

Posted by on Apr. 28, 2013 at 3:55 PM
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My Stepdaughter is 6 and doesn't know how to play tag, she don't understand what u are explaining things to her, that my 3 year old understands. she don't know how to kick a ball. she has a hard time putting on her clothes. she don't even know how to brush her teeth. i think some of it has to do with her mother not having her dress herself or don't take the time to have her brush her teeth. we don't know what we can do to see if she needs help because her mother wont take her. and she wont let us do anything. who can i ask for help how can we get her help if she needs it. someone please help me.....

by on Apr. 28, 2013 at 3:55 PM
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frndlyfn
by Bronze Member on Apr. 28, 2013 at 4:02 PM

A pediatrician to start who can refer you to developmental specialists.  Is she in school yet?  My dd is 7 and understood tag after playing at the bus stop with other students.  For some reason though they called it "P tag"lol.

PrincessZ20
by on Apr. 28, 2013 at 6:04 PM


Quoting frndlyfn:

A pediatrician to start who can refer you to developmental specialists.  Is she in school yet?  My dd is 7 and understood tag after playing at the bus stop with other students.  For some reason though they called it "P tag"lol.

I agree, I'd ask your pedi for a referral to a developmental specialist, early intervention, or something like that.  They'll be able to assess her to determine if there's any specific reason she's behind, and set up a plan to help her.

Good luck!


new_mom808
by Andrea on Apr. 28, 2013 at 8:44 PM
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 I agree. I would start with the pedi to see if there are actualy reasons she cant comprehend tag or kickball. If everything is okay, I would just stop doing things for her. Show her how to put on a shirt, then just let her. I wouldnt help unless I saw her actually trying and needing help.

TerriC
by on Apr. 29, 2013 at 1:59 PM

I agree with the other ladies, talk to the pedi to start with.  Just be patient and try to keep explaining things to her.  Good luck.  =-)

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