Spinoff on the Baby Talk Blog(s) How do you handle it?
Baby talking at an inappropriate age because:
1. The BM/biodad think it's CUTE and seek to continually infantalize their children
2. The kid senses item #1 and plays it for all it's worth.
How do you handle it?
When YSS was stb 7 he would jump up and down in place and yell "TREAT TREAT TREAT TREAT TREAT" when he should have said "can I please have some ice cream?"
He would also say IMMEDIATELY after being picked up by dad (without a return salutation from YSS) "Can we go to the BLLLLUUUUUUUE store???!!" (meaning Walmart)
And also say "Mick and Donals" for McDonalds.
I used to correct him and admonish him to speak properly (because I think highly of children and believe they are completely capable/should aspire to ever higher expectations)
I'm not talking about children that have TRUE disabilities. I'm just talking about so-called parents who are the "coochie coo" types and want to keep their ever growing children in verbal diapers for as long as possible.
Others have just kept saying "I'm sorry I can't understand you" (during prolonged periods of whining and/or baby talk)