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Old 12-23-2012, 03:12 PM   #1
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Teaching Mama

DS is 22 months and has a decent number of nouns and sound effects. But if you ask him where mama is, he will point to himself. I assume this is because when I was trying to teach him to say Mama I would point to myself. Instead of object identification he has just mimicked the movement. I've recently started trying to use photographs to teach him mama/mom/mother/whatever but if I ask him where mama is in a picture he will now point to himself.

He's not a natural learner. He doesn't pick things up by just hearing conversation or being read to. We have to actively teach him things. DH thinks this is the funniest thing ever and won't help at all. Although DH does constantly refer to me as Mama even in conversation. It's breaking my heart and making me insanely mad at DH. I've gone so far as to try to use food rewards to get him to correctly identify me in pictures. Please help. I'm out of ideas.
My phone is smart, I am not. All spelling errors are my own.
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