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Language Skills for a 2 Year Old

My daughter is almost two years old and I am worried about her language skills. When other people are around her they do not understand what she is saying and I have to constantly tell them which is frustrating. To me it is pretty clear (most of the time)but obviously not to others. I know I shouldn't compare her to other children but when we take her to play areas or story time it seems that other children speak pretty well. When I ask how old they are their mothers say 2. Well that doesn't help me, that could mean 24 months or 34 months....


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Seeking Female Pediatrician for 12-Yr-old Autistic-Spectrum Child

Hi, there! My daughter, whom we adopted from China when she was 10 months old, has a long list of psychological challenges, but we do our best to deal with those through specialized schooling, therapists, and medication. Right now, my question is a bit different. She menstruated regularly as clockwork for about a year (started early!) and then suddenly stopped. She has been 5 months without a period. My own OB-GYN can't see her, as a minor, and suggests she see her pediatrician. Problem is, I have come to LOATHE our pediatrician, who...


Could It Be Autism?

i know a 2 year old who still does not talk, is overy irritable, clingy to...

Delayed Speech

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Why Aren't You Talking?

Hi everyone. I was just wondering: my son is 16 months old and he doesn't talk. He is extremely smart...I'm not just saying that as his mother. But he doesn't talk at all. Well, he can say Mama, Dada, Ca-Ca, Cu-Cu (means his aunt Jessica), Ra-Ra (his aunt Cassandra), Ba (bath), and Bi-Bi (bites=food). Nothing else. His doctor seems to be concerned with it. I wasn't really at first because I thought, "He's only 16 months!" But all my friends' kids talked by this age. I finally took away his binkie (thanks to the advice of a friend on here...


Talking over Me.

I have a good friend and I have to say she has been my rock over the past...


Child Not Talking

I am the mother of a little boy who will be three on Jan 7. I am very...

Learning ABC's

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Abc's and 123'S

i've been trying to teach my 3 almost 4 year old her ABC's and her 123's she can say them after i do but if i ask her to pick out a letter or number or tell me what letter or number it is she can i've been working with her for a long time and she doesn't seem to be getting it does anyone have any tip that might help i'm afread if she does get it soon she's going to behind in school.


Learning Her Abc's

I am having the biggest problem. My daughter is learning her ABC's but when...


Learning the Abc's

OK, so my daughter is 3.5 years old and she goes to a prescholl full time....


Help with Abc's

My son will be 5 on Aug 10 and will be starting Kindergarten in about 5...

Phrases & Sentences

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Help Me Explain to My Daughter About Phrases.

My daughter is 4yrs old and she's a very quick learner...if she hears it once it's forever in her head. And she has picked up a few phrases that I don't appreciate. One is from my Mom...'Life is'nt fair!". She is 4 and doesn't need to know phrases like do I explain to her that it's not right or not to use that phrase without making her feel she did something wrong??


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Books to Read

I love to read. I have finished the Hunger Games Trilogy in a week. I just finished all three Fifty Shades book in a week.... I have read most of Jodi Piccoult, Greg Isles, James Patterson .... Anyone have any good series or authors that they can suggest. I would realy like something that has several books to the series. Something that will keep me busy for more than a week.

Sign Language

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Baby Sign Language

I was reading about teaching/using sign language with babies but was wondering if anyone had tried it and how it was working?


Sign Language Book

I have a 6 month old and I am ready to start teaching her sign language. ...