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#1 of 2 Old 03-03-2003, 03:17 PM - Thread Starter
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My ds is 23 months old and his new sister is 2 months old. He is having such a difficult time. He has no interest in his sister. He has regressed a bit, and the one that worries me the most is that he won't talk or use many words to communicate, even though I know they are there. If his grandparents visit (once a month, they live 350 miles away) he will talk away with them. The tantrums are getting worse b/c he won't use his words. He has always been a "high need" child. I am including him in every aspect of taking care of his sister and I make sure we play when she is sleeping. Just wondering if anyone else has encountered this and any suggestions would be helpful.
Thanks in advance......Aimee
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#2 of 2 Old 03-04-2003, 10:15 AM
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I think you're doing the right thing by spending as much time with him as possible. Is there a time when someone could be with the baby and you could take him to the park or something for an hour..just the two of you?
Try as much as possible to ignore the regressive behavior..he will be back to "normal" before you know it. He is just trying to be sure of his place in the new family dynamics.
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