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My oldest ds is 4yr and his pedi was worried about his speech.....He speaks fine (he might say some words a little differently like pasghetti, but not often)....He can also speak some french and spanish but he just doesn't have any interest in having a conversation.  My dh isn't worried b/c he said that's how he was until after he started school...He just didn't have anything to say.

Also, it could be b/c he's never away from us so it's not like we can have the "what did you do today?" type conversation.  If you ask him a straight-forward question he always answers.  He's never really around kids his own age just his little brother (18mo)....they have no problem communicating to each other.

Any advice?

by on Jul. 8, 2013 at 12:17 PM
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by on Jul. 8, 2013 at 7:17 PM

 Good....but every child is different.  I'm not neglectful, he can speak French, Spanish and English and I interact with him all day, everyday, he just has no interest in lengthy conversations.  I just wanted some advice from other moms, not smart-ass comments.  I'm pushing 40, not 18 and just wanted some help from more experienced moms....No, it's not hard to ask but yeah, it's hard to force a 4 yr old to talk more than a brief answer.

Quoting MrsKaufold1990:

It is fair. 

My five year old, could hold full converstations at 1 1/2.


Quoting mom22boys333:

I do ask him and he will give minimum response.....The only preschool things I've found around here are religious-based and we are not...I am looking and try to get him around family his age as much as I can.

No offense but the "how hard is that" isn't fair.....I'm asking for advice not condescention. 



Quoting MrsKaufold1990:

You need put him a part time pre school, or play groups or something. 

At 4 years old he should be able to hold full converstations. 

My daughter is NEVER away from me, expect for about 20 minutes earlier when I ran to the store. 

But get him interested, if he watches TV ask him what his shows are about. How hard is that?






by on Jul. 8, 2013 at 7:21 PM

No, my state doesn't have any screenings.  At his 4 yr old checkup they said he would have hearing and vision checked at 5 before he goes to Kindergarten.   Other than that he was checked at birth for both but not since.  He's had all shots, scheduled checkups on time etc. and it was never mentioned until 4.

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