The nagging feeling in the back of your mind: Shouldn't he be saying actual words by now?
sweeping the constant flow of crumbs under the high-chair
trying to get him to eat healthy (are these gummy bears organic?)
"Ok. Fine...you can watch Daniel Tiger again."
shoot...forgot the shampoo at Target. (At least I got fancy stickers from the Dollar Spot I'll never use)
when was the last time I had a haircut? Split ends for daaays.
Uh-oh...my sweet child is MELTING DOWN.
"Shhhh, shhh, its ok sweetie pie pumpkin angel, what's wrong? Are you hungry? Do you want to go outside? Oh, you want the blue cup? No? What is it? Tell me..."
*Covering my ears so my ear drums don't burst from his tantrum screaming.*
How do I not lose my mind when he's having a melt down 'cause I can't figure out what he wants??
I serve children who are in the birth to 3 year old age range in my state’s Early Intervention Speech Therapy program doing home-visits, where I coach + teach parents how to help their toddler talk by guiding them through a research-based hierarchy of the building blocks of talking skills.
...when your best friend won’t stop talking about how her brilliant prodigy daughter is talking in sentences already.
...when you answer, “Zero,”
when the pediatrician asks,
“So how many words is he saying now?”
➜ turn toddler power struggles into toddler talking skills
➜ bring more meaningful toddler activities into your lives
➜ do more creative things, without feeling overwhelmed + scrolling on Pinterest for hours
Listen close...most people don't tell you this: You don't need to buy fancy toys, fancy materials, and fancy gadgets to help your toddler talk more. I teach you how to layer in language skills into the mundane moments and the daily routines you are ALREADY doing with your toddler.
Milestones Checklists for talking + speech development:
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I wish I knew how to be more creative with her.
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if it is teaching, then teach;
if it is to encourage, then give encouragement...
if it is to lead, do it diligently."
Structure + organization = my happy place.
Want to know what skills are coming up in the future so you can stay one step ahead of them?
These free checklists will help you track your
child's development in the areas of speaking and communication.
And if your child is behind, the lists give you action steps to catch them up.
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