Question- calling all mothers!!!!! - page 3

I have a question for all of you nurses and mothers out there. I wasn't sure what area to post this question in, so I just decided to post it in the general forum. I have a beautiful 2 1/2 year... Read More

  1. by   itsme
    My son didnt say one word until he was almost 3. We had him to the doctor and no one could figure it out. His first sentence was to his grampa-" Rex (our dog) pooped on the floor" I guess he just didnt have anything important to say until then!! He would point and grunt and we had tried everything to make him talk. He just didnt want to I guess. I guess becasue he could make sounds the docs werent too worried, I sure was though!! Hope you boy will be fine! Oh by the way, my son is now 10 and never stops talking!!
  2. by   Lausana
    Originally posted by itsme
    My son didnt say one word until he was almost 3. We had him to the doctor and no one could figure it out. His first sentence was to his grampa-" Rex (our dog) pooped on the floor" I guess he just didnt have anything important to say until then!! He would point and grunt and we had tried everything to make him talk. He just didnt want to I guess.
    :chuckle Cute!
  3. by   mother/babyRN
    In the old days, kids were allowed to progress at their own paces..Now a days, I find we drag them off to speech therapy if they are too late or just not fitting into the parameters we would like...My youngest brother, now a doctor, didn't bother to really talk until he was about 4...Course, he was the youngest of six and didn't have to expend the energy because all he had to do was point and someone would march to his attention.....
  4. by   lynnintn
    Heather,
    My middle child stuttered quite a bit between ages 3-5. This is VERY common at that age. I agree with the other posts re: his mind is thinking faster than he can speak.
    You might just talk to your pediatrician for peace of mind, though.
    Kim
  5. by   Heather A.
    I have one older daughter who is 7- my son is the baby in the family. For those of you who had children who stuttered- was it every single sentence they spoke or just every now and then? If my son says only one or two words- he is fine. But try to say three or more, and he stutters every time. Something else I find unusual, he can sing without stuttering a bit. He can sing every word of his abc's, Old McDonald, or any other song perfectly!!!
    But his sentences are sometimes so bad that it's hard to understand him.

    Heather
  6. by   deespoohbear
    A lot of people who have a stuttering problem can sing perfectly. Not sure why this is so. Mel Tillis, a country singer had a stuttering problem. Our minister who has a stuttering problem can sing beautifully...anyone out there with any speech experience know why stutters can sing without a hitch?
  7. by   ashemson
    I also have a 2 1/2 yo daughter, who suddenly began stuttering a few months ago. It was always the first word, first syllable in a sentence. It went on for about 2 months, then suddenly it went away. Hasn't returned. I asked my doctor, and she said that alot of kids that age, know what they want to say, but are so excited or whatever, the words don't come out as fast at they are thinking them. Good luck.
  8. by   Lausana
    Originally posted by deespoohbear
    A lot of people who have a stuttering problem can sing perfectly. Not sure why this is so. Mel Tillis, a country singer had a stuttering problem. Our minister who has a stuttering problem can sing beautifully...anyone out there with any speech experience know why stutters can sing without a hitch?
    Or Ozzy Osbourne!!
  9. by   Furball
    hahahahahahahahahaha! Ozzie SLURS and STUTTERS!
  10. by   deespoohbear
    Originally posted by Lausana
    Or Ozzy Osbourne!!
    Sorry Leslie,

    I am not an Ozzy fan....
  11. by   Lausana
    Don't really listen to his music either, but it's amazing how clear he sings, I don't think he does either, but a lot of singers don't sing with in the accent they speak?--I'm curious to why that happens too!
  12. by   itsme
    I think Ozzy is so hopped up that he just cant talk right!! He sure could sing, although that was a long time ago too!!
  13. by   cactus wren
    A different part of the brain is used to sing as opposed to speaking...

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