I'm starting this thread because I can no longer bear to look at the Feb 09 toddler thread or the potty learning tribe thread. I had a thread like this last year and loved it, but wanted to make a new one.
I want to hear from mamas whose 2 to 2 1/2 year olds are NOT speaking in sentences or potty learning.
My 27-month-old son is the light of my life. Beautiful, smart, funny. He plays by himself and chatters constantly and laughs his head off and loves to run around at the playground, build tunnels for his trains, and pick out books a the library.
He does not go to preschool or any special programs. He has some neighborhood friends we get together to play with and he plays with kids at the library and playground. I like our laid-back lifestyle and don't plan to start dragging him around to a bunch of programs. We will probably homeschool or unschool.
Right now he says and signs only a handful of words. Yes, he has been tested. Twice. He is completely normal and doesn't even qualify for EI. I just never seem to hear from or find mamas like me with kids like him.
Please don't tell me it's about priorities. I have been working with him on talking since he was nine months old. I have been working with him on potty learning since he was 18 months old. I don't need advice. I've read every book and every forum out there on the subject, lol. However, I'm ready to start backing off and just letting things happen when they do, over the normal course of play and love and development. I'm tired of making myself crazy, especially when he is perfectly happy and healthy.
I just want a little community of "slow" mamas with "slow" toddlers, lol!