Originally Posted by sapphire_chan
he sounds fine and super-bright. I'm surprised you aren't dealing with a bunch of frustration tantrums from him not being able to say all that's on his mind. Lucky!
Well, I think he's bright but I've got a mother's bias.
It's funny you should mention frustration tantrums. These have just started for us. Just this week, they've become more intense and involve actual tears. It usually happens when he is being very active and clearly does have some sort of "plan" on his mind that requires our help. Lots of pointing and big gestures, lots of "words" that we can't understand, frustration builds, and then he cries while still trying to express what he wants.
It sorta breaks my heart. He just did this today while we were having art time. He was painting and also using crayons and then desperately wanted something
that I apparently wasn't delivering.
I don't know how to deal with these other than to hold him and let him cry for a bit while trying to reassure him. I do hope with more language these tantrums will lesson.
He's so super active kid and wears me out anyway... so the tantrums are about going to break me. (Being hugely pregnant right now doesn't help either.) He is generally SUCH a happy kid, the crying always throws me for a loop.