Something has been really bothering me lately and it’s the following.
People addressing my daughter and asking When is she going to start speaking properly then?
She knows lots of words, animals, colours and numbers. Sentences are forthcoming, but she doesn’t perform like a monkey she never has.
From a young age she has understood what you have said and responds accordingly. But because you can’t have a conversation with her people seem to be, how shall I put it unimpressed.
She doesn’t say a lot.
She isn’t very advanced for her age.
Oh she must be a late developer.
All of which have been said recently and by family members including her dad. I just find it so frustrating, I am so proud of her and everything she learns on a day to day basis. But for some people it’s doesn’t seem to be enough.