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Old 11-28-2006, 11:59 PM   #21
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Re: "If she'd just talk to her, she would start talking!" gmil and mil rant

Wow, that's awesome! Intersting too... maybe I'll try that with DS.


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Old 11-30-2006, 03:01 PM   #22
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Re: "If she'd just talk to her, she would start talking!" gmil and mil rant

Originally Posted by mommyto3girls View Post
So I guess if they meant direct language instruction, no I hadn't done much like that but I didn't do that with Maia anyway. If it were snack time and she was getting Crackers I might say This is a cracker. See a cracker." BUt I never spent that amount of time on teaching a word
I'm sure MIL and GMIL didn't do that much intervention with their dc. And what I have found, is that a lot of kids don't need that much direct intervention. My two ds did. My dd and 3rd ds did not. (I just praise God that 3rd ds is ahead in speech and signs!) But, now that you know what she'll respond to, just take a little time ea day and continue. That is all a speech therapist does after all! So if you get speech from ECI and you're taking a little time, you'll probably find she'll get caught up quickly.

On an aside, I told MIL about your plight and told her I appreciated that she'd never said anything like that about least when I was in earshot! She laughed. She said she can't help GMIL; she recently said something about other her other GDIL. MIL told her it's none of her business, and their baby is healthy. It's just a different age than they're used to. (How about that for a progressive MIL?!?) Anyway, there is hope for your IL's. Just continue to love your children and they'll grow and blossom. You're doing a great job!
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Old 12-01-2006, 12:08 AM   #23
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Re: "If she'd just talk to her, she would start talking!" gmil and mil rant

Apparently I didn't talk AT ALL until I got tubes in my ears when I was 2 1/2. And my mom swears (though I can't be sure I believe her--it sounds so dramatic) that I started speaking in sentances on the way home from the hospital.
And my little brother didn't really talk until he was almost 4. He's in medical school now.
It might be hearing, it might be developmental, it might be nothing. In any case, your in-laws have no right to be unsupportive and naive.
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Old 12-01-2006, 12:15 AM   #24
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Re: "If she'd just talk to her, she would start talking!" gmil and mil rant

Goodness I cant believe they think you dont talk to her. I am sorry, You know you are a good mom and I hope that the evaluations go well. Trevor talked late and he still has some speech problems. He too is going for evaluation soon,
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