I used to worry a lot about Mason. I still worry.
I am not seeing any progress at all during his 12-18 months. I got really scared. Then I realized, I wasn’t teaching him enough. I don’t even talk to him, I just let him watch TV all day.
Now that he is 27 months (last Oct 3rd to be exact), he is really delayed in speech I am sure of that, but the progress is remarkable. His receptive language is growing and improving. He can now Identify correctly his, eyes, nose and ears. He knows his animal stuff toys, like cat, fish, duck, cow, dog, bird, shark and other familiar animal pictures. He can count but he can only pronounce 2, 6, 7 and 8, well that’s better than nothing right? Lol. He can also Identify some things like the train, there’s this one time that he got his Book, he brought it to me and pointed at the train while saying “Chu. Chu”, he also knows what the meaning of “Hot”, when the water is hot, or the food is still hot, he’ll raise his hand and say “Hot”. He signs all done after eating and drinking his milk. He also knows now “Ouchie” means boo boo.
Again, a lot of pointing and joint attention is happening and I am so glad about it.
I can say that he is learning a lot!!! I am so amazed with his improvements, I know we still have a long way to go but he learns and that is all that matters. Maybe his playschool helped or enhance some things, but I really don’t know, if he is improving, I am contented.
What frustrates me nowadays is that he throws tantrums all the time or when I am with him? I noticed that his tantrums are more frequent when we are together. I get emotional, I don’t know what to do. Sometimes I end up hurting him and I feel so guilty afterwards. My mother said that he is not like that when I am not around. So is it true that they are most misbehaved when with Moms? hehe!
His last day at playschool has ended last Oct 10 and I decided to let him rest because he still has coughs and colds. I plan to enroll him again this November until December before Christmas holiday.
I just hope everything progresses as expected. 🙂