When is a speech delay a problem!
I am in somewhat of a sticky spot. My husband and I have a cousin that is the type of person that is just fine living off the system and not willing to try to better herself or her children. For the most part her life style never effects us but..... Our cousin has a beautiful little girl that will be 3 in March. We have a little boy that just turned 3 so we let the kids play together alot of the time. This little girl is a very sweet but if you tell her NO about anything or even for her to wait. She will have a complete melt down. It is the most extreme thing I have ever seen. She will fall to the ground & scream rolling back and forth. In my heart I think something is just not right.
The little girl is also not talking. She does say a few word not many that I can understand. She has never put two words together that I have heard. For example this is the kind of things she "will" say. If she wants to watch a movie she will come find you and all she sayes is "PUSH". That means she wants to watch a movie. We have another cousin, JJ that is VERY close with this little girl and tried to put her in a perschool thinking that would help even paid for it. The mother never took her. When she sayes "JJ" I have no idea what she is saying, it soulds nothing like JJ but somehow JJ know what she is saying. We went to a party the other day and she said "PARTY", you would have thought the world stoped spining. It was like it was her first word.
Like I said in my heart I think something is wrong. I dont know what it is but @ 34 months you should be saying more that "push" to watch a movie. The problem is the mother dosent care, the cousin does but her hands are tied, and I feel led to help but dont know how. Is it ok that she is not talking and having such extreme melt downs when she is within 2 months of 3 yrs old.
How do I help her ???????
Last edited by FINE TIMES; 12-31-2007 at 12:36 AM.