My daughter is still mostly non verbal. In the past few weeks she has been trying to say more and more but only does so when SHE feels up to it. She seems to be shy and unsure of herself when it comes to speaking. So I never force her and stop others from trying to force her. She is getting there and deserves to feel secure in trying to speak. Who is anyone to tell her when, how, and why she should start speaking!!!!
Lillybug is also emotionally sensitive. Whenever she gets corrected or redirected she cries and needs a hug. She isn't trying to avoid the situation. She just wants to know that she is loved even though she made a mistake. After the hug she goes on to something else, not what she was just corrected for. I don't give a DAMN what anyone says this is not babying her!!!! This is letting her now that no matter what happens Mom loves her and is here for her. Also when my daughter goes into a fit (she's almost two.. it happens) I REFUSE to yell at her for it!!!!! Instead I hold her. When it calms down a bit I look her in the eyes and calmly say shhhhhh while rubbing her back. It should be stated her fits only last about 5 minutes and I think the compassion I give her during is a big reason why they are so short. She is not being babied, spoiled, or giving into. She is being loved no matter what emotions she has.
This is basically one large rant. If you look at my babies and see anything less then wonderful little human beings that are trying to figure out themselves, this world, and everything in-between then maybe you don't need to be around my kids at all. Every child is learning. So how about we look at ALL of them as they are... new to this world and trying to learn oh so much so amazingly fast. NO CHILD IS BROKEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!