Yes, there are parents out there who strongly believe that children should start talking anywhere from 5 months to a year at most. Some even go further they strongly contend that the earlier a child can talk, the more intelligent he/she is. It is their contention that their children are amiss if they are not talking by 1 years of age. They believe that late talking children reflect poorly on THEM and that their child is.......well, inferior.
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Most parents who feel this way about their children are less educated or don't feel for their children even when they are not the same as others. They tend to compare their children with others and don't love equally
Of course such parents are less or the least educated. They do not have the cognizance to realize that EACH child is different. That is why highly educated parents make the BEST parents.
What you have said is SO true. I knew a child who talked at 1 then stopped talking because her parents talked for her.She resumed talking at 2.5 years. Her father considered her to be stupid, saying thus because she was a late talker.
Thank dear Tsaj, great answer and the book, THE EINSTEIN SYNDROME, should be required reading for every parent, particularly parents of late speaking children. Thank you for stopping by and responding!