Many questions about 3 year old son...
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|Wed, 09-03-2003 - 4:03pm|
Derby has known his letters and numbers since just turning 2 years old. Now he can read sentences. He is a perfectionist. He likes to line things up...his cars, his letters, drink coasters...you name it. If something doesn't fall into place, he gets extremely upset. He also likes to do puzzles but finds them frustrating...has anyone else noticed that puzzle pieces aren't made perfect and sometimes you have to fiddle with the pieces to make sure there are no gaps? This drives him crazy and he gets really agitated.
He has a sweet personality and is sensitive. He hugs and kisses and pats to show affection. He can speak and will ask for things but has a very difficult time answering questions. About a month ago, my husband spent an entire morning with him to get him to answer "yes please" to the question "do you want some food?" We know that he understands the question because he runs to the kitchen table, but he will only with the greatest persuasion and reminders, answer the question.
He doesn't have a temper and doesn't have any impulse control issues. I'm confused about him because in some respects he is so bright and lovable but he is so unlike any other kids his age. While the neighbourhood kids are running around backyards, Derby is climbing up and down a rock, over and over and over. Either that, or he's reading license plates.
Does this sound familiar? I spoke to his pediatrician at his appt last month, and he had absolutely no concerns. He mentioned that many boys don't develop this social speech until between 3 and 4. Does this seem right? I see 18 month year olds that I can converse with better than my son.
Thanks for any input, Amanda