Posted by: Nixie | 2009/01/28


Is there something wrong with my girl

Does this sound fine to you.... this is my 2 and a half year old girl' s behaviour.

She has always had hectic temper tantrums.

Now Sanchia can speak perfectly…  she could at a very early age… …  the only thing she can’ t say is ‘ R’  … . So about a month ago she started speaking so that I don’ t understand her and at first I ignored it but then it got really silly and I just thought it is the jealousy of the baby in the house so I would refuse to listen if she did not speak so that I can understand her and it changed but it is still not how she use to talk and about a week ago she started not using other words…  like ‘ S’  and so on you know she talk like half baby talk… . And we don’ t do baby talk! But she will say stuff like ‘  taaan op’  and she never said that she always said ‘ staan op’ 

Now she either ignores me…  or can’ t hear properly! Ok so I know she sometimes took the chance and ignore what we ask but who doesn’ t rite! But this is ridiculous… … …  I’ ll ask her something 5 times and she won’ t even wink… . If she walks away from me I will say Sanchia come here…  Sanchia …  sanchia …  sanchia… . SANCHIA!!! And then she will throw a fit or she will come to me eventually. When I tell her to put something down it’ s like talking to the wall…  I really need to get gross or shout before she listens …  and no I’ m not a shouting person …  I use to always talk gently to her… ..

Also when I tell her to look at me … . When I talk to her she just goes on looking some where else like I was not talking to her… . I will take her hands and tell her look at me but she will wonder off.

When I ask her to fetch … say her sisters tee on my night stand which is 10 step from where I am sitting she will stay away for like 5 minutes and then I will say Sanchia tea, Nightstand and she will bring me the Vaseline… . Then I will tell her noo the tea…  and then she will bring the tea.

She yells a lot these days as well …  but like a screaaaam when she is unhappy but it’ s not a tantrum scream is just a way of letting out… ..

she is not responding to me well at all .... her hearing is very Well but it' s like she blocks out what i' m saying or just hears what she wants to...

Expert's Reply



It is rather difficult to answer your question with certainty. Your daughter may simply be acting up with a form of attention seeking behaviour because of your new baby and her sudden loss of your full attention. In fact this is the most likely reason for her behaviour, but I am concerned about her lack of response to you when you address her. This is the kind of behaviour symptom that can be of concern as it may suggest that she is showing some autism like behaviour. For this reason it would be best to ask your paediatrican to see her to be certain that she is just attention seeking and acting up and nothing else.

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Posted by: sonskyn | 2009/01/30

my daugter also did allot of the above when her brother was born and it does get better just make sure you also spend some alone time with her without the other sibling that worked for us as for the hearing maybe get her ears checked as it might have fluid as that was my daughter' s problem but good luck

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