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"Use your words" user banned
12th Mar '13

Do you have to tell your child that? I feel like I say that sentence twenty times a day.



One time my dad told him that and he said "I do not want to use my words" :lol:

Supafly★ 2 kids; Poland 14109 posts
12th Mar '13

That's exactly what DS says - "I don't wanna!" So if he wants to flip out and be miserable I let him.

Novelidea 2 kids; Louisiana 1217 posts
12th Mar '13

Yes. Every day of my life. Several times a day.

user banned 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 4666 posts
12th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Jax in the Tardis:</b>" Do you have to tell your child that? I feel like I say that sentence twenty times a day. One time my dad told him that and he said "I do not want to use my words" :lol:"</blockquote>




Yes my daughter is in this phase where she's extremely shy and mumbles. I have to tell her to speak up and use her words constantly. Which is odd bc she started talking really clear and really loud at an early age.

username1 1 child; Chicopee, MA, United States 30921 posts
12th Mar '13

yes usually when hes doing something and gets super frustrated, and instead of asking for help he throws a fit and turns into the hulk. i always remind him use your words and ask for help, dont just freak out

user banned 2 kids; North Pole, Alaska 12410 posts
12th Mar '13
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Faye's Mama 1 child; Springfield, MO, United States 4569 posts
12th Mar '13

I have to tell dh that. Sometimes he is so tired he just grunts at me, lol.

Little Bit's Momma Due October 21 (boy); 33 kids; North Richland Hills, Texas 7479 posts
12th Mar '13

not so much anymore. But i did when DD was younger. Now if she gets pissy and starts stomping around I tell her to knock it off and use her words if shes upset

s00nt0be04 4 kids; Louisville, Kentucky 543 posts
12th Mar '13
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Dean Winchester 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Alaska 16777 posts
12th Mar '13

Never.



My sister in law said it so often it bugs me.

[JadeLee] 1 child; Minnesota 12190 posts
12th Mar '13

I say it all the time.



DD is very verbal until she is upset or wants to be babied.



All I hear is EHH EHH EHHHHHH WHHHAA



It is the only way I can keep myself from getting frustrated too, "Use your words or go to your room!"

user banned Due January 20; 33 kids; North Carolina 14662 posts
12th Mar '13

Recently I've been having to say it to Heathen.
She's been very emotional since Daddy deployed. And knowing that he'll be home soon is making her more emotional. So she just cries and whines instead of telling me whats wrong.
I tell her, "Kiddo, you have to use your words and tell Mommy what's wrong or I can't fix it"

mama3trish 3 kids; Ontario 9524 posts
12th Mar '13

Um I'd like to but my son is non-verbal. But I do say "Use your book" about 67834947 times a day (his book has his PECs so they are essentially his words).I personally can't wait to have to remind him to speak-if he ever actually does.

user banned 3 kids; Washington 15083 posts
12th Mar '13

Nope. That would be extremely rude to my kid who is non-verbal. In fact, IMO a swift shin kick would be deserved if I ever did say that to him. But, I do ask him to use his signs, pictures or sounding board or if he can show me. Sometimes all efforts end with not figuring it out. That is rare with me though. Other family/friends is rare for them to figure out and I end up playing interpreter for them. However, with the lack of my family trying, and I think it's pretty damn rude personally, DH and I have been and will continue to distance ourselves.

Mommy of 2 + 1 angel 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Pearl, Mississippi 19327 posts
12th Mar '13

I have a child being tested for autism right now but she also has a hearing loss so I am constantly saying "use your words" or "look at me! use your words!"



She hasn't ever told me she doesn't want to but likes to use babbling or gestures and pointing for what she wants. So this is a big deal to me because we spend $515 a month of her disability money to send her to speech school. Because of the babbling the doc has ordered a ton of genetic tests including rett syndrome, angelman syndrome, and 152 genes for autism. I still have another 3+ weeks to wait for those results...sigh.



ETA: she has a vocabulary of around 75+ words and has said 5 word sentences before so I know she can talk...it's just getting her to do it.