Don't you love it when people (family usually) talk about your kids behind your back and hash them around and then you hear about it later?
The latest "hash" about our kids has been that Nathan "should" be talking by now and that he needs to get in to see a speech therapist. And furthermore, Hannah should be pronouncing every letter correctly and have no slips in her speech. Example- She should be able to say her "f's" properly instead of saying "clower" for "flower." Basically, she figured out out to pronounce her "L's" and now, I think it's hard to figure out how to say the L, plus the letter before the L. Flower used to be said, "tower." Doesn't every child have a few things they say "wrong" before they figure out the right way to say it? She's 3 yr's old. Most three year old's don't say every word perfectly, we as parents just keep working on the right way to say things. Hannah's dificulties are the letter's F and S.
As for Nathan, he is nearing 2, and he does talk-just not alot. He seems to like to "know" how to say something before he ventures saying it. He knows everything you're talking about and saying to him, he just doesn't verbalize it all for himself. I know some babies talk really early-like one. Hannah started pretty early. But others aren't as fast in that department, they are busier with other things. I think Nathan is really starting to take off in his speech. It's statistically proven that most boys talk much later than most girls.
Anyways, the case in point was that a 2 yr old girl wasn't talking yet, so they put her through therapy and a bunch of other stuff and after 9 months she was talking well. Ok, so, my point is-who know's that she wouldn't have been talking in 9 months anyways???
So, how old were your kids or you when they/you started talking?